StuttgartGermany

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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

Stuttgart-Mitte featuring a statue or sculpture

Hauptbahnhof

4.5/5Wonderful!(64 area reviews)

Hauptbahnhof is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out Konigstrasse, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

Hauptbahnhof
Esslingen featuring heritage architecture

Innenstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Innenstadt is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kessler Sekt and Esslinger Burg.

Innenstadt
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Vaihingen-Mitte

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

When in Vaihingen-Mitte and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like SI-Centrum Stuttgart or Palladium Theater and hop on the metro to see more the city at Schillerplatz U-Bahn or Fauststrasse U-Bahn.

Vaihingen-Mitte
Kernerviertel, Stuttgart, Germany

Kernerviertel

4/5Very Good!(28 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Kernerviertel. If sightseeing is on the list, Konigstrasse is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Neckartor U-Bahn or Staatsgalerie U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Kernerviertel
Market Hall which includes markets, a city and street scenes

Rathaus

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

Unique features of Rathaus include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Market Hall or Konigstrasse while you're exploring the area.

Rathaus
Dagersheim, Boeblingen, Germany

Dagersheim

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Dagersheim is well-liked for its restaurants. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the greater Boeblingen area, you might plan a trip to Mercedes Benz Factory or Motorworld Stuttgart.

Dagersheim

Top Hotels in Stuttgart

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
4 out of 5
Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW
$100
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (899 reviews)

"Hotel was in a perfect location. Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. Hotel was beautiful , clean and the room was very spacious."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
DORMERO Hotel Stuttgart
DORMERO Hotel Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5
Plieninger Str. 100, Stuttgart, BW
$64
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Sternhäule, this luxury hotel is steps from Stage Apollo Theater, SI-Centrum Stuttgart, and Palladium Theater. Daimler AG and Europaplatz are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (919 reviews)

"Completely practical, the musical theator is literally right next door, plenty of restaurants, bars, and even a casino! Everything was clean, staff were all friendly and ready to help with any issues. No complaints from me!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

DORMERO Hotel Stuttgart
Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart Neckar Park
Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart Neckar Park
4 out of 5
Mercedesstrasse 75, Stuttgart, BW
$87
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Wasen, this hotel is steps from Carl Benz Center and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Porsche Arena and Mercedes Benz Museum are also within 10 minutes. Stuttgart ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,208 reviews)

"Great location and nice hotel! The staff is very helpful and the hotel is nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart Neckar Park

Popular things to do in Stuttgart

Porsche Museum
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Porsche Museum

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Appreciate the power, technology and aesthetic qualities of Porsche’s renowned racing and sports cars, with more than 80 vehicles on display at this museum. 

Mercedes Benz Museum
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Mercedes Benz Museum

4.5/5(99 reviews)

Discover over 100 years of automobile history with a tour of some of the earliest, most famous and technologically advanced cars. 

SI-Centrum Stuttgart
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SI-Centrum Stuttgart

4.5/5(58 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit SI-Centrum Stuttgart, a favorite shopping spot in Stuttgart. Discover the bars and entertainment venues in this family-friendly area.

Mercedes-Benz Arena
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Mercedes-Benz Arena

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Support the famous VfB Stuttgart soccer team, take a tour of this innovative stadium and learn about its fascinating history.

Wilhelma Zoo
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Wilhelma Zoo

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Discover thousands of exotic animals and plant species at this zoological and botanical garden located in the grounds of a former royal retreat.

Konigstrasse
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Konigstrasse

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Browse the vast range of jewelry and visit the museums on one of the longest and most popular shopping boulevards in Germany.

Top activities in Stuttgart

Disney's ALADDIN in Stuttgart - Ticket
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Disney's ALADDIN in Stuttgart - Ticket

100% of travellers recommend
$85
Per adult
StuttCard Plus - Stuttgart welcome ticket
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StuttCard Plus - Stuttgart welcome ticket

100% of travellers recommend
$30
Per adult
Stuttgart Citytour -Hop-on/ Hop-off open-top bus tour
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Stuttgart Citytour -Hop-on/ Hop-off open-top bus tour

88% of travellers recommend
$20
Per adult
Transfer in private minivan from Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart City
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Transfer in private minivan from Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart City

$26
Per adult
Stuttgart Television Tower
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Stuttgart Television Tower

$10
Per adult
Round-Trip Transfer in Private Minivan from-to Stuttgart Airport in Stuttgart
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Round-Trip Transfer in Private Minivan from-to Stuttgart Airport in Stuttgart

$52
Per adult

Reviews of Stuttgart

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.221105527638194%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 13.06532663316583%
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2 - Disappointing 1.0050251256281406%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Traffic is horrible so plan ahead. Other than that nice city with a little bit of everything

4/5 - Good

Rico

Dec 25, 2019

It a nice city... Christmas market was nice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

The winter markets were amazing. The train system out of Stuttgart and throughout Germany is excellent, and it was very easy to take trains from Stuttgart to other surrounding towns.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 16, 2019

The Christmas market was huge, lots of choices for food and drinks and Christmas ornaments.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 15, 2019

People are friendly and try to help when you need directions!

5/5 - Excellent

Jim

Dec 6, 2019

We went to the Bix Jazz Club; our son was performing there. We also drove to Munich and Tubingen for other concerts , and our location in Stuttgart was very convenient to the highway.

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