Greenest city in Germany and one of the greenest cities in Europe

The City of Stuttgart is situated in the midst of vineyards and forests, and numerous parks and green spaces offer peaceful settings and recreational opportunities to visitors and residents alike. What we call the "Green U" is a U-shaped area that stretches nearly 8 km from the Palace Gardens to Killesberg. This green belt was created by combining and landscaping parks and spaces during the 1993 International Garden Show (IGA).