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Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Württemberg state and the Administrative Region of Stuttgart, is located in the center of the very densely populated southwestern Stuttgart Region of Southern Germany, close to both the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura. The city center is situated in a lush valley, ringed with vineyards and forests, close to the River Neckar. Stuttgart with its metropolitan area is one of the most prominent and well-known German towns, especially due to its cultural, administrative and huge economic importance.
Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany and Stuttgart Region is the nation's fourth largest metropolitan areas. The area is known for its high-tech industry; some of its most prominent companies include DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Bosch, Celesio, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, International Business Machines, all of whom located their world or German headquarters here. In fact, the Porsche badge, as seen on the front of Porsche cars has this town's name in the centre of the badge.

Stuttgart is known for its cultural life, in particular the Staatstheater and Staatsgalerie, the world-renowned Stuttgart Opera, the famous Stuttgart Ballet, the Musical theaters, Apollo and Palladium Theater. Other attractions include the Collegiate Church the Old Palace the New Palace the Castle Solitude the King's Building, the Market Hall, the Main Railway Station, the Weissenhof Estate, the TV Tower, the New State Gallery, the Stuttgart Airport Terminal Building and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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