Stuttgart Airport ( STR ) is an international airport situated in Stuttgart city of Germany. One of the major airports in Germany, Stuttgart Airport is connected with numerous domestic as well as international destinations. Stuttgart Airport serves to more than 12 million passengers per year. Operated by Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart Airport has a 3,345 metre concrete runway and four terminals. Stuttgart Airport is an important base for the German low cost carriers Germanwings and TUIfly. Besides these low cost airlines, Stuttgart Airport also serves to airlines like Aegean Airlines, Air Malta, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Air Berlin, Air France, Condor and Pegasus Airlines.
Being a capital city of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks. The city is a major tourist destination for visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial esteemed as the “cradle of the auto mobile”. Stuttgart's urban area has almost 1.8 million population which makes it Germany's seventh largest city. With more than 5 million inhabitants, the greater Stuttgart Metropolitan region is considered as the fourth-biggest region in Germany after the Rhine-Ruhr area, Berlin/Brandenburg and Frankfurt/Rhine-Main. Stuttgart has got the nicknamed of Schwabenmetropole (Swabian metropolis), because of the city's area in the centre of Swabia.
The city lies about an hour from the Black Forest and at a similar distance from the Swabian Jura. Stuttgart lies in a lush valley, nestling in between grape plantations and thick woodland that makes it a wonderful tourist destination. Rosensteinpark, Botanischer Garten der Universität Hohenheim, Landesarboretum Baden-Württemberg and many others are major tourist destinations that magnetize a large number of tourists from all across the country. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The State Theatre (Staatstheater) is dwell to the State opera and three other smaller theatres. This theatre regularly hosts numbers of stages opera, ballet and theatre productions as well as concerts. It is a home to five of the eleven state museums located in the Baden-Württemberg which also make Stuttgart an ideal tourist spot. You will surely enjoy its night-life too. Stuttgart is well-linked with all three modes of transport services that allow you to move from one place to another.
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