Like most major German cities, Stuttgart is well geared up for families. There's plenty to appeal to kids, from free play in parks and gardens to museums and river cruises. Stuttgart Tourism (www.stuttgart-tourist.de) has a dedicated page for families, with details on kid-pleasing attractions from theme parks to wildlife reserves.

Kids either go free or get discounted admission to all the key sights and attractions. Baby food and changing facilities are widely available, and most hotels will happily squeeze a cot into a room for a nominal charge. Those under six years old travel free on public transport, while children aged six to 14 pay a reduced rate. Well-behaved children are welcome in most restaurants and some offer a Kinder-Menü to appeal to small appetites.

Family Highlights