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Canal in Freiburg
Freiburg/Jaymie DeGaetano

Stuttgart, the centrally-located capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, makes for a great jumping-off point for short day trips and overnight excursions. Here are five to try, for five types of travelers. Beer enthusiasts, sample microbrews in Freiburg. Although Germany is famous for its beer, the American craft beer trend only recently... Read More

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Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock
Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock

From September 17 to October 3, Munich will host its 183rd Oktoberfest — the world’s largest beer festival. A bucket-list event for beer lovers, partiers, and travel enthusiasts alike, Oktoberfest attracts more than 6 million annual visitors — including 1 million international tourists. To secure centrally located accommodation during the festivities, hotel reservations... Read More

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Best Destinations for Car Lovers

The world’s top race car drivers, and the gamblers who love them, convene in Monaco this week for the annual Grand Prix. From May 23–26, the winding roads of Europe’s glamorous principality will be overtaken with automotive enthusiasts of every stripe. While the Grand Prix is arguably the world’s most famous Formula... Read More

Hohenzollern Castle

Over the years, I have traveled extensively in Germany to popular places such as Berlin, Munich, and Heidelberg, as well as less-touristy spots like Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden, and Bonn. Yet I had never visited the Black Forest region until last fall. Bordering France and Switzerland, the Black Forest is... Read More

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Stuttgart Wine Region

Stuttgart sits in a major German wine region. It’s well worth a visit to the vineyards in the hills just on the border of town (pictured at left). There is wine tasting, which is perfect at sunset. Note that red wines, and not just the German white Riesling, are... Read More

Stuttgart Porsche Museum

I must admit that when arriving in Stuttgart I was expecting a – how shall I say – not particularly pretty city. For some reason, I just hadn’t heard much about it. And I thought it had been heavily bombed in WWII, ultimately giving rise to something modern but... Read More