A report on Stuttgart and Tübingen

Tübingen, Neckarfront
Stuttgart's first coat of arms (1286)
Shops lining the city square
1634 Drawing of Stuttgart by Matthäus Merian
View from the tower of Stiftskirche
Drawing of Stuttgart, 1794
Tübingen city hall
Map of Stuttgart, 1888
Neckar and Hölderlinturm
Map of Stuttgart area, 1888
Stiftskirche
View of Stuttgart from Alexanderstraße, 1895. The Rotebühlkaserne is visible to the left, and the Old Castle and Stiftskirche to the right.
Tübingen street art near Blaue Brücke
The historic Stuttgart Marktplatz looking west, 1881
Tübingen (lower right) on the Neckar, in southwest Germany
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.
Tübingen University Main Building (Neue Aula)
Villa Berg, the summer residence of the royalty of Wurttemberg built from 1845 to 1853, in a colorized photograph from 1910
Tübingen student
A colorized photo from 1911 of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft factory in Untertürkheim. Today, this building is the seat of Daimler AG.
Front and back of a 50-pfennig Notgeld from 1921 featuring the state capital, Stuttgart
Demonstration at the Stuttgart Marktplatz on German Hiking Day (Deutschen Wandertag), 1938
Map of the destruction of Stuttgart after the air raids
A war-damaged Neues Schloss at Schlossplatz prior to restoration, 1956
Stuttgart's Hauptbahnhof from the Königstraße, 1965
Stuttgart Region with centers
City center, winter
The Stiftskirche, seen from south-east (Kirchstraße)
The Alte Kanzlei on Schillerplatz square
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, around 1900
The Johanneskirche on the Feuersee, designed by Christian Friedrich von Leins
Killesbergpark with fountains and vineyards in the background
View from the Birkenkopf (partly a Schuttberg)
The State Opera House
The Protestant Stiftskirche (originally built in 1170, pictured around 1900) with the memorial on Schillerplatz square in foreground
The Cannstatter Volksfest in the district of 'Bad Cannstatt'
Entrance to the Old State Gallery
The Württemberg crown jewels on display in the State Museum of Württemberg (Old Castle)
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum
City Library
State Library of Wurttemberg
Central State Archive
Stuttgart Town Hall (Rathaus)
The 'Königsbau' on Schlossplatz, former home to the Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Kriegsberg vineyard in the city center
The new building of the State University of Music and Performing Arts, designed by James Stirling
Stuttgart Stadtbahn
Stuttgart S-Bahn
Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart rack railway
Port on Neckar River in Stuttgart
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 situated 30 km south of the state capital, Stuttgart, and developed on both sides of the Neckar and Ammer rivers.

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Neckar

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362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

362 km river in Germany, mainly flowing through the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, with a short section through Hesse.

The Neckar in southwest Germany flows from south to north, and joins the Rhine at Mannheim.
Schwenninger Bog, the source of the Neckar
Houses in Tübingen reflected in the Neckar
A Stocherkahn (punt) on the Neckar in Tübingen
The Neckar in Stuttgart
The Neckar near Neckarsulm
Neckar catchment area
Mouth of the Eschach in Rottweil
Mouth of the Starzel in Bieringen
Mouth of the Steinlach in Tübingen
Mouth of the Aich at Nürtingen-Oberensingen
Mouth of the Körsch on the right near Deizisau
The last of the large tributaries and the overall longest is the Jagst near Bad Friedrichshall Jagstfeld
Old Bridge, Heidelberg, built in 1788
Lock on Wieblingen channel from Heidelberg and open river at Schwabenheim
Historic routes of the Neckar at the mouth
Neckar mouth today
View from the Hessigheimer rock gardens into the Neckar valley
Stone terraces at the Cannstatter Zuckerle, located on the Neckar slopes in Stuttgart
The Neckar in Neckarsulm, in the background the coal power station of Heilbronn.
The Neckar loop around the Dilsberg castle, as seen from the Hinterburg
Heidelberg, the Neuenheim riverside with the neckar meadow and the Heiligenberg
The not regulated old Neckar at Freiberg am Neckar
Stift Neuburg und das Neckartal, Ernst Fries, um 1830
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.
Chain Boat on the Neckar at Heilbronn
Neckar-Staustufe Hirschhorn with weir and double barrage
Navigation on the Neckar near Bad Wimpfen in 1988 with the passenger ship Neckarbummler of the Personenschifffahrt Stumpf
Neckarverlauf bei Stuttgart-Untertürkheim durch stark industriell geprägtes Gebiet
Stuttgarter Neckarhafen
Kanalhafen Heilbronn mit Schiffsverkehr durch die Gütermotorschiffe Wolfgang Krieger und Heiner Krieger der Reederei Gebr. Krieger
Die Doppelschleuse Cannstatt
Die Staustufe Hofen
Die Staustufe Aldingen
Die Staustufe Poppenweiler
Die Schleuse Feudenheim
Old Neckar mill below Horneck Castle in Gundelsheim
Kombiniertes Wasser –a coal-fired power station in Kiebingen 1910
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Das Kraftwerk Oberesslingen
Das Kraftwerk von Lauffen am Neckar 1891
Wehrsteg über den Neckar am Wehr Wieblingen in Heidelberg (Baujahr 1925)
The Neckar in Tübingen, between the Neckarinsel at the left and the Neckarfront of the old town at the righ

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.

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.

Other major cities are Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Reutlingen, Tübingen, and Ulm.

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.

Along with the old university town of Tübingen (about 15 km to the west), Reutlingen is the centre of the Neckar-Alb region.

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

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

Tübingen (University Town)

Duchy of Württemberg

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Duchy located in the south-western part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Duchy located in the south-western part of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Duchy of Württemberg (in yellow) and the other territories of Swabia. This map is an oversimplification since there were about 80 distinct territories within the Circle of Swabia and hundreds of enclaves and exclaves. Published by Mattäus Seutter, circa 1750.
Courtyard of the Ducal palace at Ludwigsburg
The Duchy of Württemberg (in yellow) and the other territories of Swabia. This map is an oversimplification since there were about 80 distinct territories within the Circle of Swabia and hundreds of enclaves and exclaves. Published by Mattäus Seutter, circa 1750.
Boundary-Stone between Baden and Württemberg
The Duchy of Württemberg (in yellow) and the other territories of Swabia. This map is an oversimplification since there were about 80 distinct territories within the Circle of Swabia and hundreds of enclaves and exclaves. Published by Mattäus Seutter, circa 1750.

Much of the territory of the Duchy of Württemberg lies in the valley of the Neckar river, from Tübingen to Heilbronn, with its capital and largest city, Stuttgart, in the center.

County of Württemberg

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Historical territory with origins in the realm of the House of Württemberg, the heart of the old Duchy of Swabia.

Historical territory with origins in the realm of the House of Württemberg, the heart of the old Duchy of Swabia.

Division of Württemberg by the Treaty of Nürtingen
Division of Württemberg by the Treaty of Nürtingen

Its capital was Stuttgart.

Ludwig received the Bad Urach section (Württemberg-Urach), including the towns of Balingen, Calw, Herrenberg, Münsingen, Tuttlingen and Tübingen.

Hölderlin by Franz Carl Hiemer, 1792

Friedrich Hölderlin

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German poet and philosopher.

German poet and philosopher.

Hölderlin by Franz Carl Hiemer, 1792
Friedrich Hölderlin's birthplace, Lauffen am Neckar
Hölderlin attended the Tübinger Stift (pictured) from 1788 to 1793.
The first floor of the yellow tower (now known as the Hölderlinturm) was Hölderlin's place of residence from 1807 until his death in 1843.
Sketch of Hölderlin by Luise Keller, 1842
Hölderlin's autograph of the first three stanzas of his ode "Ermunterung" ("Exhortation")
Friedrich Hölderlin Memorial in Lauffen am Neckar
Norbert von Hellingrath during World War I
Hölderlin Monument in the Alter Botanischer Garten Tübingen
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After a sojourn in Stuttgart at the end of 1800, likely to work on his translations of Pindar, he found further employment as a tutor in Hauptwyl, Switzerland and then at the household of the Hamburg consul in Bordeaux, in 1802.

On 11 September 1806, Hölderlin was delivered into the clinic at Tübingen run by Dr. Johann Heinrich Ferdinand von Autenrieth, the inventor of a mask for the prevention of screaming in the mentally ill.

Gudrun Ensslin photographed in a scene from the experimental film Das Abonnement (1967).

Gudrun Ensslin

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German far-left terrorist and founder of the West German far-left militant group Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang).

German far-left terrorist and founder of the West German far-left militant group Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang).

Gudrun Ensslin photographed in a scene from the experimental film Das Abonnement (1967).
Burial site of Baader, Raspe and Ensslin

Gudrun Ensslin, the fourth of seven children, grew up in Bad Cannstatt, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany, her father Helmut Ensslin was a pastor of the Evangelical Church.

In Tübingen, together with two other students, Ensslin and Vesper organized a student workshop for new literature which led to a shoestring publishing business called Studio neue Literatur.

Wilhelm Hauff

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Württembergian poet and novelist.

Württembergian poet and novelist.

Wilhelm Hauff's grave stone in Stuttgart, Germany.
Lichtenstein Castle
Memorial near Lichtenstein

Hauff was born in Stuttgart, the son of August Friedrich Hauff, a secretary in the Württemberg ministry of foreign affairs, and Hedwig Wilhelmine Elsaesser Hauff.

Young Hauff lost his father when he was seven years old, and his early education was practically self-gained in the library of his maternal grandfather at Tübingen, where his mother had moved after the death of her husband.

Stuttgart Airport

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Map of the airport
Aerial view of the airport and Stuttgart Trade Fair
Apron view
Terminals 1 to 3, land side view
Control tower
One of the two main halls
Departure area
The motorway leading to the airport with a large car park across it
Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe station

Stuttgart Airport (German: Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) is the international airport of Stuttgart, the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

From the regional cities of Esslingen am Neckar, Reutlingen, Tübingen and Kirchheim exists a connection by coach.