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Esso petrol station Heilbronnerstr: From Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take Metro U5, U6 or U7 just one stop to "Türlenstraße/Bürgerhospital". Leave the station in driving direction and walk about 100 metres up the hill. On the right side there is the petrol station where many people fill there tanks before they're entering the motorway.
You can also stay some meters before the petrol station. There is a little green area and after that a departure for a car park or something like this. With a good sign you get lots of the traffic out of Stuttgart heading towards the highway and they can stop quite easy. Took me one hour at a Friday to get a straight ride till Würzburg.
From Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take Metro 15/U5 to "Borsigstraße". When you leave the train, there is one petrol station in front of you (direction of the train) and one petrol station behind you. The petrol station behind you is a better spot to hitchhike because the cars have a better opportunity to stop and the petrol station is a little bit bigger than the other one. Most of the cars that stop there go on the motorway ("Autobahn") A81. In average I needed about 15 minutes to get a ride (on weekends).
When you are on motorway (Autobahn) A 81 you can jump off on the resting place called "Wunnenstein" that has also a petrol station and is between Stuttgart and Heilbronn or rather the departure to motorway (Autobahn) A 6. From there you can get rides to the north or west. But there I sometimes had to wait longer (about 45 minutes in average) to get a ride to the north because a lot of cars are going to the west. Be careful at "Wunnenstein" – there are constant police raids because of drugs – hitching is no problem.