Most attractions and places of interest in Stuttgart are centred in the inner city, making getting around on foot easy. The public transport system is good: trains include the Stadtbahn (U-bahn) and the S-Bahn, which is ideal for reaching the suburbs. Guests can use tickets across transportation modes from buses and trains to trams. For tourists, all day tickets (Einzel Tages Tickets) are more cost effective. If staying longer, the special three-day ticket (3-Tage-Ticket) is a good alternative. Taxis can be expensive but if sharing and/or looking for transport late at night, they are a more convenient option. Bicycles can also be hired in some areas and as Stuttgart has some lovely open areas and parks cycling can be a fun and convenient way of getting around. Visitors can easily hire cars - and may feel the urge to in this famous car-making city - but the public transport network is more than sufficient and driving around a foreign city can be stressful and confusing.
Stuttgart is generally considered to be a safe city but as petty crimes against tourists, like bag snatching and pick-pocketing, are on the rise all over Europe it is recommended that you stay vigilant and keep an eye on your possessions when using public transport or when walking around the city.
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