This pulsating city captivates visitors from all over the world by virtue of its unique situation and magnificent panoramic views. Exciting contrasts between historic and modern buildings bear witness to its past and present – so walking through the centre of town is like taking a stroll through architectural history. But as well as architecture, art also enjoys high priority in "StuttgART".
A number of highly interesting museums also attract visitors, especially the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche automobile museums. For entertainment there are also many enjoyable events, such as the traditional Stuttgart Beer Festival (Cannstatter Volksfest), one of the greatest bear festivals in the world, the Stuttgart Wine Festival (Stuttgarter Weindorf) or one of the most loveliest Christmas Market in Europe.
And Stuttgart is a veritable shoppers' paradise. Along the "Königstrasse", Germany's longest pedestrian precinct, large, modern department stores rub shoulders with branches of well-known international chains.
Want to turn night into day in Stuttgart? There are plenty of opportunities, depending on what you're looking for. The best way to enjoy the nightlife in the heart of the state capital is on foot. Many of the wine taverns, bars, pubs and discos are in the middle of town. And it's no problem getting home with a night bus or taxi, even late at night or perhaps even in the small hours of the morning.
This is the main shopping street, and stretches for a full 1100 meters of heaving humanity from the main station, Arnulf-Klett-Platz, to Marienstrasse. This seething mass of shoppers has to be seen to be believed on a Saturday, and agoraphobics need be warned. I don't think I've ever seen a shopping street this busy in Germany, except for the Zeil in Frankfurt.
Koenigsstrasse (King's Street)
is the central shopping and business street in Stuttgart.
It's close to the railway station.
Even if you have little time for your stay in the city, you can go there and visit a lot of stores or just take a stroll and window-shop.
Konigstrasse is the shopping mile of Stuttgart. Along this street you can find department stores, special shops, cafés and relaxation areas. During the day is very common to see street artists from the whole world liven up the pedestrian zone with concerts and theater. In the south part of the street you can see some half-timbered houses.
Take a stroll down the Koenigstrasse on Saturday afternoon, and you''ll see hart and soul of Stuttgart.I just love this street , it is a combination of old and new.If you like shopping just walk up and down the streat ther are some great shops there but if you like a hidden treasure turn into one of the little side streats you never know where they will take you.
Koenigstrasse ... no words to describe ... a neverending street fully packed with shops, bars, stores & so on; I can put 1 dollar on the table that nobody is able to walk it all along without getting crazy !!!!!!
Koenigstrasse is Germany's longest pedestrian street... certainly feels like it, having walked up and down a number of times now! It stretches from the main train station to Rotebuehlplatz.
Just visit the relaxing garden beside Koenigstrasse ... it's an ideal spot to calm down after a busy shopping afternoon :-)))
A unique and very interesting side of Stuttgart are the numerous artists from all over the globe who entertain the city especially during summer.