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Stuttgart dialect?

Is dialect still used in Stuttgart or is it more like Munich where standard German took over?

November 27, 2017



Dialect is used in Stuttgart, yes :-) I recently talked with a woman from Stuttgart and I was impressed, how strong her local dialect was noticeable for me. At least for me as a northern German it was clearly hearable.


Yes, definitely.

One of the mottos of Baden-Württemberg (the state containing Stuttgart) is Wir können alles, außer Hochdeutsch "We can do everything but except speak standard German". In reference to the various kinds of industry and the variety of exports and to the local dialect.

Stuttgart itself may not be as bad, being a large city and like most large cities, a bit of a melting-pot for people from various dialect areas, but you will hear a lot of local dialect or at least more or less strongly accented standard German in the south.

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Das ist lustig, und interessant.

I traveled to Stuttgart several times to pick up supplies for the US Army as it was a very big transportation hub for the VII Corps while I was there. I heard that the VII Corps has since withdrawn from there.

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