Most attractions and places of interest in Stuttgart are in the inner city, making getting around on foot is easy. The public transport system is good; trains include the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn (good for getting to the suburbs). Guests can use tickets across transportation modes from buses and trains, to trams. For tourists, all day tickets (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 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. You can easily hire your own car 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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