Stuttgart is located in the southwest of Germany in a valley and the nearby hills offer beautiful views of the city. It is quieter and characterized by hiking trails, forests, green sceneries, vineyards and numerous parks. It is a family-friendly city and has numerous cultural events, festivals, museums, theatres and many more.
The city is home to many expats and if you are thinking about moving into Stuttgart, great opportunities are awaiting you. It is a manufacturing hub and a home to automotive giants like Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.
Stuttgart is a calm and peaceful city that has an old-town feel. Relocation to the city and finding accommodation may be a challenge because of the language barrier. There are a limited number of houses and the demand is high, making rent prices high compared to most big cities in Germany. Some of the neighbourhoods include Killesberg, West, Ost, Degerloch and many more.
Like most major cities in Germany, public transport in Stuttgart is cheap and reliable. There are buses, trains, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn, which make travelling within the city borders and beyond easier and efficient.
There are various sites and recreational activities to explore in Stuttgart. Try out the National Gallery and Museum of Art, the Stuttgart Ballet, the State Opera, the numerous festivals and concerts in the city. You may tour the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums, Wilhelma botanical garden and the many hills with amazing views of the city.
The education system is reliable and there are international schools for English-speaking expats with school-age kids. There are also various universities offering higher education for free.