The stunning location of Stuttgart, in southeast Germany, is in itself sufficient reason to visit. The city is spread across various hills, many with vineyards, valleys and parks, which contrast starkly with the automotive industry that Stuttgart is famous for. But don't worry; there is plenty to see here for car lovers. The Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum trace the history of both brands, whereas the Stuttgart Tram Museum displays historical vehicles dating back to 1868. If cars aren't your thing, it may be worth it to time your visit to coincide with the annual Volksfest. This is sometimes called the Stuttgart Beer Festival due to the large quantities of beer being served, but there are also fun fair rides and stalls offering traditional German food.