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Travel Guide

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This German city offers visitors wilderness adventures, world-class theaters, museums and galleries as well as a thriving food and wine scene.

From museums, historical cars and vineyards, to beautiful hiking and biking trails and picturesque landscapes, Stuttgart’s attractions are varied and diverse.

Located in southern Germany, Stuttgart’s natural beauty ranges from the dramatic scenery of the Black Forest to downtown woodland and parks.

To get a sense of the beautiful urban green spaces, go to Schlossgarten, which is the start of a series of interconnecting parks that locals call Das Grüne U (The Green U) because of the shape it forms around the city. Schlossgarten, home to the Neues Schloss (New Palace), merges with Rosensteinpark. A short distance to the west of Rosensteinpark is Killesberg park. Cycling on a rented bike is a fun way to explore these parks. On your ride, look out for beer gardens, and the botanical gardens and zoo at Wilhelma.

Whilst Stuttgart charms with abundant outdoor adventures, the city also has plenty of indoor attractions. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the exhibits at the museums of Porsche and Mercedes. Learn about the region’s history at the Landesmuseum and admire the work of famous artists like Picasso at the Staatsgalerie. Don’t miss the chance to watch the world-famous Stuttgart Ballet, which is based at the Staatstheater, along with the city’s opera and drama companies.

Food and drink plays a healthy role in Stuttgart life. Germany’s biggest wine-producing region surrounds the city. At the Stuttgart Wine Festival you can sample around 500 different wines, including riesling and trollinger. Meanwhile, beer lovers meet at Cannstatter Volksfest, which is sometimes called the Stuttgart Beer Festival.

Stuttgart has an efficient public transport system and is easy to get around. The Stadtbahn is the best option for short distances and it stops at most of the places you’ll want to visit. Most major attractions are just a short walk from Schlossplatz. These include the baroque-style Neues Schloss, Altes Schloss (Old Palace) and the shopping district on Königstrasse.

Where to stay in Stuttgart

Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Hospitalstr. 29, Stuttgart, BW
The price is $40 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Located in Stuttgart-Mitte, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liederhalle Concert and Convention Center and Konigstrasse. Milaneo is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. ...
3.3/5 (586 reviews)
Good value
"The hotel well positioned, very close to the centre. The hotel needs some updating but if you need just a cheap room and bed to sleep, it is perfect. No air conditioner but there was a working fan."

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Hotel Astoria
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
4 out of 5
Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 17
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, ...
4.2/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
"This is a message to hotel management; I am sorry to say that I was not happy staying in the hotel. The service is not what I expected. I was unable to do some work as Internet was very bad even my son was unable to play his games on his tablet. Housekeeping was below standard . I had to ask for ..."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5
Heilbronner Strasse 21, Stuttgart, BW
The price is $100 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Stuttgart-Nord, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Public Library Stuttgart, Konigstrasse, and Milaneo. Porsche Arena and Wilhelma Zoo ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Hotel location was great. Service was great. Great price.very clean and great customer service"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

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Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
3.5 out of 5
Albstraße, 9, Kornwestheim, BW
The price is $106 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated in Kornwestheim, this apartment building is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Porsche Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Porsche Arena and Milaneo. Wilhelma Zoo and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
A pleasant stay
"Overall, everything was very good. We experienced a delay in getting Wi-Fi service, as there is only occasionally someone at the front desk, and there was no information in the apartmrnt."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
HARBR. boardinghouse
HARBR. boardinghouse
3 out of 5
Wilhelm-Bleyle-Straße 6, Ludwigsburg, BW
The price is $118 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in West, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Arena Ludwigsburg, Forum am Schlosspark, and Blooming Baroque. Ludwigsburg Palace and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Alles top und sauber! Sehr große Zimmer
"Super sauber und zentral, leichte Zuggeräusche vom Bahnhof, es gibt aber Ohrenstöpsel!"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

HARBR. boardinghouse
ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
3 out of 5
Konrad-Zuse-Str.16, Boeblingen
Located in the heart of Boeblingen, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Motorworld Stuttgart and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mercedes Benz Factory. SI-Centrum Stuttgart ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
"Extremely clean!! If you are looking for a no fuss, food, train station, shopping, did I say extremely clean. This is the place for you."

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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