Stuttgart

Travel Guide
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Nature and technology, history, festivals and performing arts make this one of the most popular cities in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region.

Stuttgart’s many attractions are varied and showcased with passion, from museums and cars to vineyards and festivals. The city has a big network of urban parks in its southwest Germany location, surrounded by the lush Württemberg wine region.

From the main square, Schlossplatz, you can easily walk to the baroque-style New Castle (Neue Schloss), centuries-old Old Castle (Altes Schloss) and Königstrasse shopping district.

Rent a bike to explore Stuttgart’s series of connected green spaces called Das Grüne U (the Green U). The name refers to the shape the park network forms as seen from the air. Take in the city views from the observation tower in Killesbergpark to get your bearings. Have a picnic among the flower beds in the Schlossgarten and admire the rose gardens in Rosensteinpark. The exotic plants and animals at nearby Wilhelma Zoo are worth a visit too.

Car enthusiasts will appreciate the interactive Porsche Museum and Mercedes Benz Museum, dedicated to the two famous automobile companies that were founded in Stuttgart.

Learn about regional history at the Landesmuseum, located in the Old Castle, or see works by Picasso and other masters at the Staatsgalerie. One night each spring, shuttle buses operate between 90 museums and galleries for the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums). Visit them all with just one ticket!

Enjoy a performance by the internationally acclaimed Stuttgart Ballet in the Staatstheater, which also has opera and dramatic performances.

Stuttgart has festivals year-round. Sample regional wines and food during the Stuttgart Wine Festival in the summer. Don’t miss the Stuttgart Spring Festival, one of the seasonal fairs held at the Cannstatter Wasen festival grounds. Another huge event is the autumn Cannstatter Volksfest, which features fun rides and beer. In winter, learn the true meaning of the German word “gemütlich” (cozy) at the Stuttgart Christmas Market.

Stuttgart has an efficient public transportation system. The Stadtbahn light rail and walking are the best options for short trips to major inner-city attractions.

Where to stay in Stuttgart

the niu Star
the niu Star
3 out of 5
Neckarstraße 38, Sindelfingen
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$79 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Situated in Sindelfingen, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sterncenter and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mercedes Benz Factory. Breuningerland and Sindelfingen Trade ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Certainly worth the price (I paid around 50$/night). Staffs are nice, breakfast is good, location is not that good. Internet connection wasn’t good. Clean and new building."

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2022

the niu Star
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart
4 out of 5
Hauptstaetter Strasse 147, Stuttgart, BW
The price is AU$111 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Karlshöhe, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Marys Hospital (Marienhospital) and Konigstrasse. Milaneo is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Marienplatz ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Es bonito , barato y Bueno, the three B’s in. Spanish : Good, Nice, Good and Inexpensive. The breakfast is EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!!"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart
EmiLu Hotel
EmiLu Hotel
4 out of 5
Nadlerstraße 4, Stuttgart, BW
The price is AU$185 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Hegel House and Konigstrasse. Milaneo and Porsche Arena are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"The property is in a good location. Central to the things that I wanted to do in Stuttgart.I simply needed a good and clean place to rest when I needed to. This place did the job."

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2021

EmiLu Hotel
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.
Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
3.5 out of 5
Albstraße, 9, Kornwestheim, BW
The price is AU$180 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Situated in Kornwestheim, this apartment building is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Porsche Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Milaneo and Wilhelma Zoo. Konigstrasse ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 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 24 Sep. 2019

Comfort Boardinghouse Kornwestheim
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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (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 28 Aug. 2020

ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
CLOUD No7 LOFTS
CLOUD No7 LOFTS
4 out of 5
Strombergstr. 15, Stuttgart
The price is AU$206 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
Located in Stuttgart-Ost, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Leuze Mineral Baths, Mercedes Benz Museum and Porsche Arena. Konigstrasse and Milaneo ...
3.9/5 Good! (8 reviews)
"Unglaublich guter Service, super gemütliche Unterkunft - nur zu empfehlen 5/5 Sterne"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

CLOUD No7 LOFTS
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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