A report on Stuttgart and Neckar

Stuttgart's first coat of arms (1286)
The Neckar in southwest Germany flows from south to north, and joins the Rhine at Mannheim.
1634 Drawing of Stuttgart by Matthäus Merian
Schwenninger Bog, the source of the Neckar
Drawing of Stuttgart, 1794
Houses in Tübingen reflected in the Neckar
Map of Stuttgart, 1888
A Stocherkahn (punt) on the Neckar in Tübingen
Map of Stuttgart area, 1888
The Neckar in Stuttgart
View of Stuttgart from Alexanderstraße, 1895. The Rotebühlkaserne is visible to the left, and the Old Castle and Stiftskirche to the right.
The Neckar near Neckarsulm
The historic Stuttgart Marktplatz looking west, 1881
Neckar catchment area
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Mouth of the Eschach in Rottweil
Villa Berg, the summer residence of the royalty of Wurttemberg built from 1845 to 1853, in a colorized photograph from 1910
Mouth of the Starzel in Bieringen
A colorized photo from 1911 of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft factory in Untertürkheim. Today, this building is the seat of Daimler AG.
Mouth of the Steinlach in Tübingen
Front and back of a 50-pfennig Notgeld from 1921 featuring the state capital, Stuttgart
Mouth of the Aich at Nürtingen-Oberensingen
Demonstration at the Stuttgart Marktplatz on German Hiking Day (Deutschen Wandertag), 1938
Mouth of the Körsch on the right near Deizisau
Map of the destruction of Stuttgart after the air raids
The last of the large tributaries and the overall longest is the Jagst near Bad Friedrichshall Jagstfeld
A war-damaged Neues Schloss at Schlossplatz prior to restoration, 1956
Old Bridge, Heidelberg, built in 1788
Stuttgart's Hauptbahnhof from the Königstraße, 1965
Lock on Wieblingen channel from Heidelberg and open river at Schwabenheim
Stuttgart Region with centers
Historic routes of the Neckar at the mouth
City center, winter
Neckar mouth today
The Stiftskirche, seen from south-east (Kirchstraße)
View from the Hessigheimer rock gardens into the Neckar valley
The Alte Kanzlei on Schillerplatz square
Stone terraces at the Cannstatter Zuckerle, located on the Neckar slopes in Stuttgart
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, around 1900
The Neckar in Neckarsulm, in the background the coal power station of Heilbronn.
The Johanneskirche on the Feuersee, designed by Christian Friedrich von Leins
The Neckar loop around the Dilsberg castle, as seen from the Hinterburg
Killesbergpark with fountains and vineyards in the background
Heidelberg, the Neuenheim riverside with the neckar meadow and the Heiligenberg
View from the Birkenkopf (partly a Schuttberg)
The not regulated old Neckar at Freiberg am Neckar
The State Opera House
Stift Neuburg und das Neckartal, Ernst Fries, um 1830
The Protestant Stiftskirche (originally built in 1170, pictured around 1900) with the memorial on Schillerplatz square in foreground
Mouth of the Heilbronner Wilhelmskanal (right) into the side arm Heilbronn (old neckar) (left). The canal made the Neckar continuously navigable in 1821. The lock with the bridge is from 1884.
The Cannstatter Volksfest in the district of 'Bad Cannstatt'
Chain Boat on the Neckar at Heilbronn
Entrance to the Old State Gallery
Neckar-Staustufe Hirschhorn with weir and double barrage
The Württemberg crown jewels on display in the State Museum of Württemberg (Old Castle)
Navigation on the Neckar near Bad Wimpfen in 1988 with the passenger ship Neckarbummler of the Personenschifffahrt Stumpf
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Neckarverlauf bei Stuttgart-Untertürkheim durch stark industriell geprägtes Gebiet
Porsche Museum
Stuttgarter Neckarhafen
City Library
Kanalhafen Heilbronn mit Schiffsverkehr durch die Gütermotorschiffe Wolfgang Krieger und Heiner Krieger der Reederei Gebr. Krieger
State Library of Wurttemberg
Die Doppelschleuse Cannstatt
Central State Archive
Die Staustufe Hofen
Stuttgart Town Hall (Rathaus)
Die Staustufe Aldingen
The 'Königsbau' on Schlossplatz, former home to the Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Die Staustufe Poppenweiler
Kriegsberg vineyard in the city center
Die Schleuse Feudenheim
The new building of the State University of Music and Performing Arts, designed by James Stirling
Old Neckar mill below Horneck Castle in Gundelsheim
Stuttgart Stadtbahn
Kombiniertes Wasser –a coal-fired power station in Kiebingen 1910
Stuttgart S-Bahn
Tübingen
Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)
Das Kraftwerk Oberesslingen
Stuttgart Airport
Das Kraftwerk von Lauffen am Neckar 1891
Stuttgart rack railway
Wehrsteg über den Neckar am Wehr Wieblingen in Heidelberg (Baujahr 1925)
Port on Neckar River in Stuttgart
The Neckar in Tübingen, between the Neckarinsel at the left and the Neckarfront of the old town at the righ
VfB Stuttgart's home ground, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Bad Cannstatt. In the background: the Stuttgart Spring Festival
View from the Killesbergpark
The Markthalle Stuttgart (Stuttgart Market Hall)
The {{convert|216|m|adj=on|abbr=off}} Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart Television Tower) at night
Castle Rosenstein
Neues Schloss at night
The Hegel Museum, birthplace of Hegel
Stuttgart annual christmas Market
Old downtown area of Stuttgart
Romantic view on the downtown area seen from upper Lenzhalde
The Haus der Wirtschaft (House of Commerce)
Schlossplatz
The grave chapel atop the Württemberg
The mild climate and hilly landscape are perfect for viticulture, as the Romans discovered. Pictured are vineyards near Obertürkheim.
View of Stuttgart from atop the Birkenkopf
Neckar river flowing through Hedelfingen and Obertürkheim
Vineyards on the Neckar river in the Mühlhausen area of Stuttgart during the Autumn of 2006
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.

It is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley known as the Stuttgarter Kessel (Stuttgart Cauldron) and lies an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest.

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Rising in the Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis near Schwenningen in the Schwenninger Moos conservation area at a height of 706 m above sea level, it passes through Rottweil, Rottenburg am Neckar, Kilchberg, Tübingen, Wernau, Nürtingen, Plochingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Marbach, Heilbronn and Heidelberg, before discharging on average 145 m3/s of water into the Rhine at Mannheim, at 95 m above sea level, making the Neckar its 4th largest tributary, and the 10th largest river in Germany.

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Baden-Württemberg

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German state in Southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the southern part of Germany's western border with France.

German state in Southwest Germany, east of the Rhine, which forms the southern part of Germany's western border with France.

A campaign sticker developed by Scholz & Friends, translated, "We can [do] anything. Except [speak] Standard German." That is an allusion to Baden-Württemberg being one of the principal centres for innovation in Germany and having its own distinctive dialects.
Sticker with slogan "Nice here. But have you been to Baden-Württemberg?" on a burnt-out car in Namibia (2017)
Stuttgart center with the Schlossplatz (Stuttgart)
Karlsruhe
Heidelberg with the Neckar river and the vast Heidelberg Schloss (upper picture part)
Freiburg with the Freiburg Minster
Mannheim
Ulm with the famous Ulm minster and the world`s highest church tower
Tübingen
Baden-Baden
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Baden-Württemberg state parliament in Stuttgart
SAP headquarters in Walldorf
The Black Forest as seen from the Belchen
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The University of Karlsruhe. Since 2009, it has been known as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The Mannheim Palace houses the University of Mannheim, which repeatedly receives top marks in business administration and is sometimes referred to as the "Harvard of Germany".

The largest city in Baden-Württemberg is the state capital of Stuttgart, followed by Mannheim and Karlsruhe.

Most of the major cities of Baden-Württemberg straddle the banks of the Neckar River, which runs downstream (from southwest to the centre, then northwest) through the state past Tübingen, Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Heidelberg, and Mannheim.

The western Swabian Jura region

Swabian Jura

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Mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km in width.

Mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km in width.

The western Swabian Jura region
Typical Swabian Jura landscape: the Salmendinger Kapelle (chapel) on top of the Kornbühl
Groz-Beckert in Ebingen, world leader in needles for textile machines
Snowy landscape on Swabian alps (2019)
Albstadt-Truchtelfingen
Burg Hohenzollern near Hechingen
Minster of Our Lady Zwiefalten Abbey
Musmehl, main ingredient of Brenntar

The Swabian Jura occupies the region bounded by the Danube in the southeast and the upper Neckar in the northwest.

Each year, it recedes approximately 2 mm. Some millions of years ago, the mountains reached as far as Stuttgart.

Tübingen, Neckarfront

Tübingen

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Traditional university city in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Traditional university city in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Tübingen, Neckarfront
Shops lining the city square
View from the tower of Stiftskirche
Tübingen city hall
Neckar and Hölderlinturm
Stiftskirche
Tübingen street art near Blaue Brücke
Tübingen (lower right) on the Neckar, in southwest Germany
Tübingen University Main Building (Neue Aula)
Tübingen student

It is situated 30 km south of the state capital, Stuttgart, and developed on both sides of the Neckar and Ammer rivers.

Bad Cannstatt

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Bad Cannstatt, also called Cannstatt (until July 23, 1933) or Kannstadt (until 1900), is one of the outer stadtbezirke, or city boroughs, of Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Bad Cannstatt lies on the Neckar at the convergence of various regional trails.

Territory of the Free Imperial City of Esslingen

Esslingen am Neckar

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Town in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, seat of the District of Esslingen as well as the largest town in the district.

Town in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, seat of the District of Esslingen as well as the largest town in the district.

Territory of the Free Imperial City of Esslingen
Karl Ludwig Deffner
Ferdinand von Hochstetter
Julius Motteler

It is located on the river Neckar, about 14 km southeast of Stuttgart city center.

Reutlingen

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City in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

City in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Bus on the Pestalozzi Street
Church of the Virgin Mary by night
Spendhaus, first home of the weaving school that would become Reutlingen University

Reutlingen is located about 35 km south of the State capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.

The Echaz river, a tributary of the Neckar, flows through the city centre.

Gottlieb Daimler in the 1890s

Gottlieb Daimler

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German engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany.

German engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany.

Gottlieb Daimler in the 1890s
Daimler's birthplace in Schorndorf, now a small museum.
Daimler's summer house (Cannstatt)
Wilhelm Maybach ca. 1900
The Reitwagen (riding car), the first internal combustion motorcycle (1885)
The 1885 Grandfather Clock Engine
Daimler Motorcoach 1886
Daimler 1885 Engine in a boat
Model of a DMG Lastwagen, 1896, first gasoline truck

Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was the son of a baker named Johannes Däumler (Daimler) and his wife Frederika, from the town of Schorndorf near Stuttgart, Württemberg.

Maybach rode it for three kilometers (two miles) alongside the river Neckar, from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim, reaching 12 km/h.

Today's Swabia within Germany. The Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis (yellow) is at the transitional area of the Swabian, Upper Rhenish and Lake Constance dialects of Alemannic. The western Bodenseekreis district is not considered a part of modern Swabia. The dividing line is between Baden-Württemberg (west) and Bavaria (east)

Swabia

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Cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany.

Cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany.

Today's Swabia within Germany. The Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis (yellow) is at the transitional area of the Swabian, Upper Rhenish and Lake Constance dialects of Alemannic. The western Bodenseekreis district is not considered a part of modern Swabia. The dividing line is between Baden-Württemberg (west) and Bavaria (east)
The coat of arms of Baden-Württemberg: Or, three lions passant sable, the arms of the Duchy of Swabia, in origin the arms of the House of Hohenstaufen. Also used for Swabia (and Württemberg-Baden, 1945–1952) are the three antlers of the coat of arms of Württemberg.
Duchy of Swabia around AD 1000 shown in gold yellow including (present-day) Alsace, the southern part of Baden-Württemberg, Bavarian Swabia, Vorarlberg in Austria, Liechtenstein, eastern Switzerland and small parts of northern Italy. In green: Upper Burgundy.
Map of the Swabian Circle (1756).

In the later Carolingian period, Swabia became once again de facto independent, by the early 10th century mostly ruled by two dynasties, the Hunfriding counts in Raetia Curiensis and the Ahalolfings ruling the Baar estates around the upper Neckar and Danube rivers.

Swabian German or German is traditionally spoken in the upper Neckar basin (upstream of Heilbronn), along the upper Danube between Tuttlingen and Donauwörth, and on the left bank of the Lech, in an area centered on the Swabian Alps roughly stretching from Stuttgart to Augsburg.

Esslingen (district)

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Landkreis in the centre of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Landkreis in the centre of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Esslingen

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rems-Murr, Göppingen, Reutlingen, Böblingen and the district-free city Stuttgart.

The district is cut into two halves by the river Neckar.

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Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart)

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"Cannstatter Kurve" is the area for the fans of VfB Stuttgart
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Mercedes-Benz Arena is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and home to German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.

Before 1993 it was called Neckarstadion, named after the nearby river Neckar and between 1993 and July 2008 it was called Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion.