Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, is known for its rich cultural heritage, automotive industry, and picturesque surroundings. With a history dating back to the 10th century, the city seamlessly blends historic architecture with modern innovation.

Stuttgart is only a 4-hour drive from Bern. We visited for 2 nights right after Christmas. While it may not be the most touristic city, it boasts a great shopping area and a handful of interesting sights.