Stuttgart-Center

Stuttgart-Center (German: Stuttgart-Mitte) is one of the five inner city districts of the Germany city of Stuttgart. It is located at the very center, between Stuttgart-North, West, East and South, of the city on the banks of the Neckar about an hour from the Black forest.

Stuttgart-Center
Stuttgart-Mitte
Staatsoper Stuttgart
Coat of arms of Stuttgart-Center
Location within Stuttgart
Stuttgart Bezirk Mitte.svg
Stuttgart-Center is located in Germany
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Stuttgart-Center
Stuttgart-Center is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Stuttgart-Center
Coordinates: 48°46′36″N 9°10′39″E / 48.77667°N 9.17750°E / 48.77667; 9.17750Coordinates: 48°46′36″N 9°10′39″E / 48.77667°N 9.17750°E / 48.77667; 9.17750
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictUrban area
CityStuttgart
Area
 • Total3.806 km2 (1.470 sq mi)
Elevation
245 m (804 ft)
Population
 • Total22,548
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Dialling codes0711
Vehicle registrationS
Websitewww.stuttgart.de

GeographyEdit

Stuttgart-Center is located lies an hour from the Black Forest and a similar distance from the Swabian Jura mountains. Stuttgart lies inside a fertile valley known as the Stuttgarter Kessel (Stuttgart cauldron) whose boundaries are politically the four other districts (North, West, East, and South) bordering it, and physically the woodlands around it. The Neckar flows through the center of the valley. A few of the district's notable landmarks are the Old Castle (Stuttgart) and the Staatsoper Stuttgart.

HistoryEdit

Duke Liudolf of Swabia is believed to have founded Stuttgart in 950 AD during the Hungarian invasions of Europe, just before the Battle of Lechfeld, around a stud farm. This particular location was picked because of the three hills around the basin, making it ideal for horse breeding.

New archeological excavations at the Collegiate Church and Old Castle have revealed tombs dating back to the late Merovingian period.

Landmarks, Sights, and CultureEdit

 
A vineyard in the city centre

MuseumsEdit

Museums in Stuttgart-Center include the Old State Gallery (opened in 1843, extended in 1984) which holds art dating from the 14th to 19th century including works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Beuys. Next door to the Old State Gallery is the New State Gallery (1980) with its controversial modern architecture. Among others, this gallery houses works from Max Beckmann, Dalí, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Klee, Chagall and Kandinsky.

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