Planning a city break in Stuttgart? Here’s a few suggestions for things to do: spend the day at the Museum of Modern Art before heading for dinner at Speisemeisterei (it’s got a Michelin star, so the grub’s good). After dinner, mosey on over to Paul & George's bar; there you can drink gin and plan tomorrow's activities. And you like cars (I assume), so why not set aside the day for visiting the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums? 

I perused both on a trip to Germany’s mini-Detroit. Each one has a knee-weakening collection which, if you’re not careful, will result in you being chastised for drooling onto the abundance of highly lacquered paintwork. 

If you’ll indulge me, I'd like to share a few of the highlights.


For some reason, the fact that the 924 was built at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant had escaped me. It’s not everyone’s favourite Porsche, I know, but because it spawned a range of four and eight-cylinder front-engined models that pretty much saved the company back in the late 1970s and 1980s, I thought it needed bigging up. Agreed, the red prototype in the gallery doesn’t show its best side, but this 1976 Signal Green production model, to my eyes, looks pretty cool.