Welcome to Stuttgart & the Black Forest
Beyond the high-tech urban pleasures of 21st-century Stuttgart lies a region still ripe for discovery. On the city fringes, country lanes roll into vineyards and lordly baroque palaces, spa towns and castles steeped in medieval myth. Swinging south, the Black Forest (Schwarzwald in German) looks every inch the Grimms' fairy-tale blueprint. Wooded hills rise sharply above church steeples, looming over half-timbered villages and a crochet of tightly woven valleys. It is a perfectly etched picture of sylvan beauty, a landscape refreshingly oblivious to time and trends.