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Schlossplatz

Framed by historical buildings, scattered with monuments and home to open-air concerts, this central square is one of the city’s favorite social gathering places.

Spend an afternoon drinking in the vibrant atmosphere of Schlossplatz (Palace Square). Visit an architectural masterpiece built for the Dukes of Wüttermberg. People-watch while lingering on lush green lawns, browse markets and attend live musical performances. Schlossplatz began as a military parade ground before being turned into a public Baroque-style park in the mid-1800s.

Schlossplatz has a symmetrical design, with multiple lawns intersected by wide pathways. In its center is a tall victory column crowned by a gilded Statue of Concordia. Either side of the column are two ornamental fountains. On the west side of the square, is an antique bandstand.

The square’s grassy areas are great to sit at and watch locals and tourists pass by. On sunny days they fill up with picnicking couples, families and groups of friends. There’s also a series of benches on which you can take a break and enjoy the pretty surroundings.

Facing the east side of the square is the luxurious Neues Schloss. Duke Carl Eugen of Wüttermberg ordered the construction of this palace as a royal retreat. Guided tours of the palace’s opulent rooms take place on special occasions. Ask at the city’s tourist information offices for a schedule. 

Throughout the year the square and gardens host a wide range of cultural events. Visit in August for the Stuttgart Summer Festival, a 4-day gastronomy and live music event. The festival spills over into nearby Schlossgarten. In December, food stands, handicraft stalls, fairground rides and a grotto take over the square as part of the city’s Christmas market. World-famous musicians, such as Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, have performed here too.

Centrally located, Schlossplatz is within walking distance of many major city attractions. It has its own metro station, Schlossplatz. Combine your time here with a tour of the Stuttgart Art Museum or some retail therapy at the Königsbau Passagen shopping mall. Alternatively, go for a stroll along Königstrasse shopping street.


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Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten $173
Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Schillerstrasse 23, Stuttgart, BW
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Carl Zeiss Planetarium, Landtag, and Old Castle (State Museum of Wurttemberg). Weissenhof Museum and Stuttgart TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stuttgart Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and Staatsgalerie U-Bahn is 5 minutes.

    Jaz in the City Stuttgart $116
    Jaz in the City Stuttgart

    Jaz in the City Stuttgart

    Wolframstrasse 41, Stuttgart, DE
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Europaviertel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Milaneo, Schlossplatz, and New Castle. Schillerplatz and Wilhelma Zoo are also within 2 mi (3 km). Stadtbibliothek (Handwerkskammer) U-Bahn is only a 3-minute walk and Pragfriedhof U-Bahn is 5 minutes.

      Maritim Hotel Stuttgart $121
      Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

      Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

      Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the center of Stuttgart, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liederhalle Concert and Convention Center, St. Catherine's Hospital, and Linden Museum. University of Stuttgart and Stuttgart Art Museum are also within 15 minutes. Rosenberg-Seidenstrasse U-Bahn and Berliner Platz-Liederhalle U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

        ARCOTEL Camino $88
        ARCOTEL Camino

        ARCOTEL Camino

        Heilbronner Strasse 21, Stuttgart, BW
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Heilbronner Straße, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Public Library Stuttgart, Konigstrasse, and Milaneo. Porsche Arena and Wilhelma Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stadtbibliothek (Handwerkskammer) U-Bahn is only a 5-minute walk and Stuttgart Central Station is 7 minutes.

          Aloft Stuttgart $85
          Aloft Stuttgart

          Aloft Stuttgart

          Heilbronner Strasse 70, Stuttgart, BW
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Europaviertel, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Milaneo and Konigstrasse. Porsche Arena and Mercedes Benz Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stadtbibliothek (Handwerkskammer) U-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Pragfriedhof U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

            Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart $76
            Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

            Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

            Hauptstaetter Strasse 147, Stuttgart, BW
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Karlshöhe, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Marys Hospital (Marienhospital) and Konigstrasse. Milaneo is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Marienplatz U-Bahn is only a 3-minute walk and Osterreichischer Platz U-Bahn is 8 minutes.

              Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof $64
              Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

              Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

              Friedrichstrasse 3, Stuttgart, BW
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Hauptbahnhof, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Konigstrasse and Milaneo. Porsche Arena and Wilhelma Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Stuttgart Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Friedrichsbau U-Bahn is 5 minutes.

                Hotel Hansa $22
                Hotel Hansa

                Hotel Hansa

                Silberburgstr. 114 -116, Stuttgart, BW
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Feuersee, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liederhalle Concert and Convention Center and Konigstrasse. Milaneo is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Schloss-Johannesstrasse U-Bahn and Berliner Platz-Hohe Strasse U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.