Stuttgart was a very lovely and relaxing place to take a trip. We went in April of 2009 and had a blast. The city is not a huge tourist area, so there were not many tourist spots to go to, but it still has several museums, an extensive shopping area, great restaurants and very friendly people. I would highly recommend the Mercedes Museum (even if you do not like cars) and the Wilhelma Zoo. The zoo here has an option to have a private meeting with a few of there animals. We chose to meet with the penguins and were allowed to go into the exhibit to pet and feed the penguins along with their keeper who share a lot of information about them. I really like penguins, so for me this was a very memorable experience. There are several large park areas and lots of places to just stroll around. We did a lot of walking in this city. There is also some fairly decent night-life in the area, especially on the weekends. Overall, this was a wonderful city to spend time in.