Cultural center of Germany, Stuttgart is situated in the South-West of the country. It is often called the "cradle of the automobile industry", because the first Mercedes automobile factories were built here. In the centre of Stuttgart are situated the main city attractions: Old castle, New castle and Linden-Museum. The first is a gorgeous exposition with icons and sculptures since the middle Ages. The second is the residence of the Württemberg Dukes and Kings. And the third place is the national Museum of Ethnography where you can learn more not only about European, but also Asian and American peoples.