Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Bosch and other global players helped build Stuttgart's reputation as "the automotive capital of Germany". High-tech from Stuttgart has an excellent reputation all over the world. Stuttgart is one of Germany's most innovative and commercially successful regions – and also one of the greenest cities in Europe.
The capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart is located in the middle of vineyards and forests. Nor does nature stop at the city limits – as witnessed by the numerous parks and islands of greenery in the downtown area.
Stuttgart also has plenty to offer in terms of cultural events. The city's internationally renowned ballet and opera, numerous small and large theaters, and two popular musical theaters attract visitors with a wide variety of programs.