As the capital of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there are many reasons you may visit Stuttgart during your career in business aviation. While peak season is in summer, there are still events that draw visitors throughout the end of the year and starting again in spring.
When operating to Stuttgart, Germany you will land at Stuttgart Airport “Flughafen Stuttgart” (EDDS). If you are looking for ground transportation for crew or passengers, these services are available through Universal Private Transport. In addition, inflight catering is available for private jets departing Stuttgart Airport, via our local vendor in the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network.
Fall and winter may not be the peak season that draws the most visitors like summer is, but there are still festive annual events to enjoy. While Munich hosts the largest beer festival, Stuttgart has one that is the second largest – Stuttgart Beer Festival – that takes place for about two weeks of the end of September and the beginning of October. Leading up to the holiday season, the whole of Germany is known for the many Christmas markets that are a draw for travelers across the globe. Topping off the year are the celebrations while ringing in the new year. As winter month give way to the warming up of spring, Stuttgart’s annual Spring Beer Festival takes place from mid-April through the first week in May. During summer, you will find August and September home to the Stuttgart Wine Village, boasting over 250 wines from the region.
German engineering has long been a calling card for the country, and in Stuttgart, you will have to chance to tour museums of two top automakers – Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. If you enjoy time with nature, you will find the green spaces in Stuttgart refreshing, especially the Wilhelma, which is home to a zoo and botanical garden. With the long history of the area that is now called Germany, you will find palaces and castles to explore, such as the Ludwigsburg Palace (built in the 18th century and now a museum), New Palace (one of the largest palaces in southern Germany; built in the 19th century) and Old castle (build in the 10th century).
When it comes to local cuisine in Stuttgart, we have developed a planning guide for corporate flight attendants and other members of the business aviation community looking to enrich their knowledge on this subject. In the Southern Region of Germany, you will find many flavorful food items unique to the area, such as Spaetzle (a type of egg noodle), Spargel (asparagus, comes in green or white), Schweinshaxe (a caraway- and garlic-marinated ham hock), Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (the famous Black Forest Cake).
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