Discover the city
What distinguishes Stuttgart and what makes the city so likeable? Everyone is sure to have a different answer to this. For us it is primarily the people from over 170 nations who live together peacefully and collectively organise the activities and initiatives.
More than half of all children and young people in Stuttgart come from a migrant background. There are many parks and green areas, a great cultural scene, iconic city districts with a bustling club scene, vineyards in the heart of the city, mineral baths for relaxation and much more - in short: the city is all about a high quality of life. Stuttgart is modern, urban, cosmopolitan, sustainable and sometimes also a little edgy. A great city with that certain something and a great place to live. In any event, we want you to discover "your" Stuttgart and gradually embrace this city with your people, because we want Stuttgart to be your home.
Stuttgart's city districts
Stuttgart has 23 city districts. Each one of these city districts has its own charm and character: ranging from metropolitan to rural. Many Stuttgart residents have a strong affinity with their city district.
Stuttgart City Hall is located on Marktplatz in the heart of the city. The Lord Mayor, Fritz Kuhn, has his office here. Public council meetings are held every other Thursday in the large chamber of City Hall. Stuttgart has 60 city councillors who are elected every five years. They make decisions on all the important matters in the city and set the framework for the actions of the city administration led by the Lord Mayor.City Hall is an open house for its visitors: you can attend many events and exhibitions there.
Culture, Festivals and Nightlife
Stuttgart's rich culture programme will surprise you: Stuttgart Ballet, the State Opera, National Gallery and Museum of Art, numerous theatres, concerts and museums. Furthermore the many concerts, festivals and celebrations shape life in the city: starting with Cannstatter Folk Festival, Weindorf Wine Festival and the Christmas Market through to the International Animated Film Festival or the Summer Festival of Cultures - and if you still have energy after these, you can burn the midnight oil in the trendy clubs and bars in the city centre.
You can relax in many different ways and places in Stuttgart: in the mineral baths or Wilhelma zoo and botanical garden, on a wine trail, on Lake Bärensee or in Killesberg Park.
Sport has always played a major role in Stuttgart. State Capital Stuttgart and over 400 sports providers therefore offer opportunities for people of all ages in all walks of life to be physically active - and there are plenty of sporting events taking place here.
The Sports Guide is a search tool for anyone wanting to take part in sport or looking for sporting events to watch.
The Sports Guide is only available in German. The team at the Welcome Centre will be happy to help you if you are looking for a club, association or sport close to your home.
Clubs and associations
Whether it's sport, music, art, politics or the promotion of specific projects - Stuttgart residents spend a large part of their lives in the clubs and associations in the state capital. Our Guide to Clubs and Associations provides all essential information about clubs and associations in Stuttgart.