The city of Stuttgart, situated close to the black forest, is the capital of the State of Baden-Württemberg. It is one of the economically strongest regions in Europe, known for its automotive industry and many large and medium size companies. It can be reached via its international airport and also by high speed trains in 80 minutes from Frankfurt Airport. The colloquium will be held on the very beginning of the spring season.
Stuttgart is a cultural attraction that extends beyond regional borders. The State Art Gallery, Bach Academy, Opera House and Ballet Company, the Theatre House and Friedrichsbau Varieté are symbols of the cultural diversity of the city of Stuttgart.
Official touristic information: http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en
Stuttgart in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuttgart