There’s a ton of car stuff in Stuttgart, and it’s dominated our visits.

The ***Porsche Museum is good. It’s not particularly huge. There are a few specialty exhibits throughout the year, but the Porsche Museum is essentially a “rolling museum,” meaning the models are still functioning and drivable. Many of the cars are taken to different vintage auto races and shows, ensuring an ever changing experience for passers-through. You’ll ascend a high escalator before jumping into the chronological presentation of over 80 vehicles. **Restaurant Christophorus (on top of the museum, has Michelin star) – great setting, worth doing. Not particularly crowded, food very good, service friendly.

Note: that the museum is open year round, but factory tours are only mid-Sept to mid-July and M-F.

***The Mercedes-Benz Museum is wonderful, in a league of its own. Far more ambitious than the Porsche museum, of interest to just about anyone (covers technology innovation from 1880s to present, history of germany, plus the cars). If you don’t have a lot of time, this is a better choice over the Porsche museum. Really needs at least 4-5 hours. 

We stayed at the *TOP Kongresshotel Europe and I would not recommend it. Business-style hotel, kind of yucky, close to the Porsche museum. Skip.

**Wichtel Hausbrauerei: near the hotel, decent brewhouse.

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