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    City Coach Tour

    by JimKnopf Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    I have this Inforamtions from a flyer of the Stuttgart marketing GmbH. Hopes that help you to plan your travel.

    Season April - October and November - March
    Day
    April - October: Daily
    Nov. -March: Fri/Sat/Sun/public holiday
    Time 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. also fridays at 5 p.m.
    Participants min. 5 persons
    Price
    per person € 18,-
    concessions € 14,50
    children Euro € 9,50
    Meeting Point >>i-Punkt Hotel am Schlossgarten Schillerstrasse 23
    Languages English + German
    Advance Booking Necessary phone +49 (0)711/2228-0

    This tour takes you to the city's most important points of interest. Passing the state Gallery, the Opera House and parliament building to Schlossplatz and Schillerplatz. Walking through the historic centre you learn a lot of interesting details. The tour then continues along roads offering wonderful panoramas up t the TV Tower (admission included) with a splendid view of Stuttgart and its surroundungs.

    Bookable online at least 4 days in advance

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    City Walk

    by JimKnopf Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    Season April to October
    Day daily
    Time 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
    Participants min. 5 persons max. 25 persons
    Price Euro 6,- per person
    Meeting Point >>i-Punkt Tourist information office Königstraße 1A (across from the main station)
    Languages English + German
    Advance Booking Necessary phone +49 (0)711/2228-0
    Get to know Stuttgart and its attractions on an enjoyable and informative walking tour through the palace garden and the historical city centre. Learn about the history of Stuttgart's palaces, soak in the atmosphere on Schlossplatz square or marvel at the glass exterior of the Museum of Art. THE guided stroll through the heart of the city also gives you fascinating insights into Stuttgart's cultural and architectural history. The walk finishes in the cit centre.

    Bookable online at least 4 days in advance

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    Bad Cannstatt Walk

    by JimKnopf Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    I have this Informations from a flyer of the Stuttgart marketing GmbH. Hopes that help you to plan your travel.

    Season May - October
    Day 3rd Saturday/month
    Time 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Participants min. 10 persons max. 25 persons
    Price € 10,- per person
    Meeting Point Entrance "Wilhelma-Theater"
    Languages English + German
    Advance Booking Necessary phone +49 (0)711/2228-0

    Why are people from Bad Cannstatt called the "Mondlöschern", where does the legendary "Gretle von Strümpfelbach" hail from, and where was the brassière invented? There's loads to see and do in Stuttgart's oldest suburb, especially as this is where one of the world's most important inventions was made that was to revolutionise the way we live: an invention that provided people with a previously unimaginable degree of mobility. Come with us on a fascinating journey of discovery around Bad Cannstatt!

    Bookable online at least 4 days in advance

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    Literature House

    by Nemorino Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    Located next to the Liederhalle concert hall, the Literature House is in a listed building that was once the headquarters of the Robert Bosch company.

    After renovation, the Literature House was opened in 2001 as a meeting place especially for those interested in literary and cultural topics.

    There are several start-of-the-art meeting rooms in the building, and these can also be rented by people who are not dealing strictly with literature, for instance by my textbook publisher, which is how I came to do a presentation here recently.

    Second photo: One of the meeting rooms.

    Third photo: My presentation room.

    Fourth photo: Refreshments in the break.

    1. Literature House 2. One of the meeting rooms 3. My presentation room 4. Refreshments in the break
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    University of Music and Performing Arts

    by Nemorino Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    This squat round tower, which to me looks like an unfinished lighthouse, is the home of the University of Music and Performing Arts (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart).

    The building was completed in 1996, and is directly across the street (a very busy six-lane motorway, actually) from the opera house.

    In the ground floor of the tower there is a concert hall with seat for 500 spectators, where frequent concerts are given by students and faculty of the university. The rest of the tower consists of classrooms and practice rooms, as well as the university library and cafeteria.

    To get up to the top of the tower, take the elevator to the eleventh floor and walk up one flight of stairs to the roof.

    Second photo: From the top of the tower at the University of Music and Performing Arts you can look out through various round and square openings at different parts of the city of Stuttgart.

    Third photo: Through one of the round openings you can get some nice views of the back end of the opera house, with one of Stuttgart's seven hills in the background.

    1. Tower of the Music University 2. On the roof of the tower 3. View of the opera house from the tower
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    Schlossplatz

    by bonio Written Oct 18, 2007

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    City centre open space, surrounded by seats, fountains, the schloss and some shops. On a warm day an ideal escape from the pace of city life. We spent an hour relaxing on a bench enjoying the atmosphere of the city.

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    Cannstatter beerfestival

    by bonio Written Oct 12, 2007

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    Called "Wasen" by the locals, this is the world's second largest beer festival (Oktoberfest in Munich is bigger) and my first visit. Monday evening was almost deserted with little partying going on, a revisit on Tuesday a totally different matter, 60000 football fans were heading to vfb Stuttgart v Barcelona in the Champions league and the place was heaving - much better! Several huge beer tents to choose from and the usual heart stopping rides to try when you've had a few beers.
    Bonio's impression? - less crowded and cheaper than Munich with a more local atmosphere, didn't see huge groups of very drunk Americans, Italians, Australians or Brits - well worth a visit.

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    Hop on to the only urban rack railway in Germany

    by annase Updated May 22, 2007

    The trip from town across the city on the Stuttgart Rack Railway (Zahnradbahn, or Zacke as the residents affectionally call it) to the urban district called 'Degerloch', where the tower is located is also worth the experience. It is the only urban rack railway in Germany and it is fully powered by electricity. The line was opened as early as in 1884, so it's over 100 odd years old.

    The 2.2 km route climbs a height of 205m. The maximum incline amounts to 17.5% (between the stops 'Liststraße' and 'Pfaffenweg'). It also provides a pretty view over the city centre between the stops 'Pfaffenweg' and 'Wielandshöhe'.

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    Lichtenstein Castle

    by seoulgirl Updated Jan 21, 2007

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    This is a gorgeous castle. It was not open when we went but we walked around it. You have to drive to it. I don't know of a tour that goes there as of yet. The parking lot is very close to the castle and the walk from there is just a few mins. One of the easiest walks I've encountered when it comes to castles and such.

    Apr. - Oct.: daily 9 a.m. - noon, 1-5.30 p.m., Sun. and public holidays 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Nov., Feb., Mar.: Sat. Sun., public holidays 9 a.m. - noon, 1-5 p.m. Closed Dec. and Jan. Castle office (Mr. Wälder), Tel. +49 (0)7129/4102

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    Family Fun, this town has it all.

    by seoulgirl Written Jan 21, 2007

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    Look at this website for this small town outside of Stuttgart, about 1 hour south. They have an Amusement park, a waterfall, hot pools, caves to explore, and more! Super for a day trip too.

    http://www.badurach.de/en/suchen/1,2,3,7.lasso

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    Curry Wurst und Pommes

    by Schnecki Written Apr 28, 2006

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    When in Stuttgart and around, try some of this stuff.It 's nothing more than a grilled traditional sausage with tomato sauce sprinkled with curry powder and french fries on the side but for "Schwaben" this dish is probably equivalent to a meat pie for Aussies, so give it a go!My partner was born here so this is always the first thing he will eat when we are in Stuttgart.

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    Main Railway Station

    by barbskie Written Dec 10, 2005

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    An interesting architecture built in 1927. Located in downtown of Stuttgart. The facade was covered with rough-textured shell limestone shaped into rectangular blocks. The station is classified under monumental
    protection .

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    New Castle (Neus Schloss)

    by Redang Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    In Schlossplatz, you can find the New Palace (picture) and he New National Gallery of Stuttgart.

    In olden days, it was the residence of the Kings of Württemberg.

    In the center of the square, you will see the column (5 meters high), which has, on the top, the Goddess of the Concord..

    New Palace (Stuttgart, Germany)

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    Hauptbahnnof main train station

    by daryll Written Jul 28, 2005

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    Getting down from the Hauptbahnnof Stuttgart main train station is a good start to explore the long shopping streets which eventually lead you to the Stuttgart square meanwhile observe the amazing architecture of the main train station

    towards the main train station
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    The State Capitol

    by Nemorino Updated May 25, 2005

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    Americans, especially, are always surprised to learn that this square black three-story building between the Opera House and the New Castle is the State Capitol building.

    Well, it is, because this is where the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg meets. There is also a nice café on the ground floor facing the park.

    The building was built from 1959 to 1961. I took the picture from the roof of the Music University Tower across the street.

    The State Capitol

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