While Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz was once used as a parade and drill ground, it is now one of the city’s most popular meeting places. It was not until 1860 that the square was redesigned with extensive flowering areas. Together with the cast-iron bandstand with its Moorish-decorated arches, these exude an almost Mediterranean atmosphere. But the landmark of this green gem in the heart of Baden-Württemberg’s capital is certainly the Concordia. The sculpture of the goddess of concord sits enthroned on a jubilee pillar erected in honour of Wilhelm I. Another special feature of Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz is that, architecturally speaking, the Old and New Palace, the Königsbau and the Art Museum mean that the Middle Ages and the modern age meet here.