Throughout the world the city is known for its industrial prowess, being the base of some of the country’s greatest brands. In particular it is well recognised as the home of Mercedes Benz and Porsche, considered to be some of the finest automakers in the world.
However Stuttgart is also home to a large valley community living amongst the rolling hills that surround it. As a result it has a thriving niche German wine industry with many secluded vineyards dotted around producing fine whites and reds with a distinct Germanic taste.
The modern Stuttgart has defined itself as the “heart of Europe” reorienting itself to incorporate a lively atmosphere amidst its leading industrial heritage.
Germany is usually associated with a rather formal and impersonal culture filled with strict discipline and attention to detail. However it has one of the largest media industries in the world and is a Mecca for the European film industry, thus showing that the German people know how to let their hair down and provide an entertaining experience.
European cinema unlike its American counterpart is considered stylish and slick with a unique flair all its own. With blockbuster hits such as La Dolce Vita, The Pleasure Garden and Das Boot, European cinema has been at the cutting edge of destroying barriers and stereotypes and challenging the conventions of film making by addressing issues considered taboo for their time.
The Bavarian Film Studios is a large complex situated in the heart of the state of Bavaria. It is considered one of the largest film studio premises in the world rivalling those of Universal Studios and MGM. Its lots and backdrops have been used by directors of international repute such as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and John Sturges to film some of the world’s greatest cinematic masterpieces such as the Great Escape, Paths of Glory and the Sound of Music.
The studio has opened its doors to guided tours of its premises so that visitors can get a firsthand look at the processes and techniques involved in adding that special magic that makes a cinematic experience so special.
Travellers looking for a hotel in Stuttgart to reside during their stay should look into the elegant Millennium Hotel and Resort Stuttgart. Located within a multipurpose complex known as the SL Event Centre, this Stuttgart hotel combines modern style with convenience. Located in close proximity to popular attractions such as the Opera House and Daimler Benz Museum and with easy access to major transport links (Stuttgart International Airport is only five minutes away) it is the ideal retreat for either business or leisure travellers.