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Stuttgart was ranked a while ago, the least stressful city in the world, an honour many The Local readers felt was unearned. But Stuttgart native Melanie Buck says the city really is a place that calms the pulse. According to Zipjet’s 2017 ranking of the “global most and least stressful cities”, Stuttgart is the least stressful city in the world. The capital city of Baden-Württemberg received the highest ratings for its green spaces, for family purchasing power and for the mental health of its citizens. The city also did well in categories like unemployment and debt per capita, with low rates that were only beaten by Munich. So without further ado, here are five reasons why Stuttgart is such a relaxing place to live.