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Bohnenviertel information

The boho-flavoured Bohnenviertel takes its name from the beans that Americans introduced in the 16th century. Back then they were grown everywhere as the staple food of the poor tanners, dyers and craftsmen who lived here. A recent facelift has restored the district's cobbled lanes and gabled houses, which harbour idiosyncratic galleries, workshops, bookstores, wine taverns and cafes. The Bohnenviertel's villagey feel is a refreshing tonic to the big-city feel of central Stuttgart.