Moving to Stuttgart?
Stuttgart is fast becoming an attractive city to relocate to with a population of over 610,000. Aside from its growing influence on the academic and industrial fields, it is also close to the Black Forest which offers superb natural beauty that should definitely be explored.
A car lover’s dream city
If you’re interested in cars, then Stuttgart is the place for you! It is the home to several main players in the automotive field including Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and Porsche. This means that there are plenty of job opportunities, ranging from administrative to financial and engineering work. Of course, a grasp of basic German is extremely helpful but some jobs solely require English. Many Germans, especially the younger generations, have an understanding of conversational English, are very welcoming and keen to converse in English. Don’t let a lack of the German language hold you back. Admittedly, some words feel like total tongue twisters, but being in Stuttgart, immersed in the culture and alongside native speakers is, without a doubt, the best place to learn.
Eat, drink and be merry
It wouldn’t be right to discuss Stuttgart without mentioning the beer! Germans love beer (possibly more than the English!) and Stuttgart is well known for the production of beer and wine. In fact, Stuttgart has its own annual beer festival which is a lovely event and even suitable for families as there are fairground rides, a white water flume and colourful market stalls. It falls in late September so some might regard it as a warm up for one of Germany’s biggest events, Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest brings elements of tradition in terms of costumes but, let’s be honest, the beer-drinking culture is also at the heart of this festival.
Work hard, relax in style
The Germans certainly have a strong work ethic. In fact one of the mottos in the Stuttgart region is “schaffe, schaffe häusle baue,” which translates as “work, work, build a house” (to make more money). However, the Germans also know how to relax and party. A short drive from Stuttgart, in Heilbronn, is Palm Paradise. A combination of swimming pools, steam baths, mineral pools, pleasantly warm temperatures and palm trees make this a great location to unwind whatever the weather outside. Be warned, certain days are for ‘naturists’ only, so it’s worth checking this out before your visit!
Stuttgart really is a fabulous city with a growing expat community. So, if you’re considering moving to Stuttgart, Germany, what are you waiting for? LOPA Removals are experienced international movers and can help you relocate, wherever you wish to move to in Europe. Contact us today to find out more.