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Each year the convention centre in Stuttgart hosts the world-famous Stuttgart Tattoo. Even those who do not want ink can appreciate the intricate artwork tattoo artists carry out there. As one of the most comprehensive tattoo conventions in the world, it features dozens of contests, exhibitions, and of course, live tattooing.
Swabian cuisine is unique to Stuttgart and very popular with locals and tourists. If you stay in a boutique Stuttgart hotel, it may serve Swabian wine, beer and cheese. Out of all of Germany's cities, Stuttgart has the most stars for cuisine. Try the local dish Maultaschen, which is unique to Stuttgart.
When staying in a Stuttgart hotel near the Markthalle, make visiting it a priority. As one of Germany's best indoor markets, it features traditional gourmet food and crafts. You can find designer goods in Feinkhost Bohm, which has a Harrods-like atmosphere and plenty of luxury goods and up-market stores and boutiques.
Despite coming under heavy artillery during World War II, some of Stuttgart's original architecture survived. The Stiffkirsche is a church dating back to the twelfth century, which is quite rare in Germany. For Kaiser-like architecture, try the Konigsbau, or ‘The King's Building'. You can find beautiful gardens throughout the city, so consider hiring a bike and exploring them at your leisure. The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens are other unmissable destinations in Stuttgart, Germany.
Sport in Stuttgart revolves around football. As well as being a football hub, Stuttgart features the best German women's volleyball team and two American football teams. Sport fans of all kinds can find something to satisfy their fitness cravings in Stuttgart.