Stuttgart Travel Guide

  • Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany 2010
    Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany 2010
    by dromosapien
  • Hechingen: Butzen and Pestmännle
    Hechingen: Butzen and Pestmännle
    by Kathrin_E
  • Stuttgart
    by Kathrin_E

Stuttgart Things to Do

  • Wihelma

    Opening times Main Entrance May-Aug. 8.15 a.m.-6.00 p.m. April+Sept. 8.15 a.m.-5.30 p.m. March+Oct. 8.15 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Nov.-Feb. 8.15 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Better you look by yourself because the opening time is changing from month to month, at the right of the page is a menu where you can change the months: opening times Upper Entrance March-Oct....

    more
  • Neues Schloss (New Castle) and...

    The Neues Schloss is very reminiscent of the palaces of nearby France. This is due to Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg wanting to create a new Versailles in Stuttgart. The design had a great French influence too. It was started by Leopoldo Retti in 1746, continued by Philipe de la Guepiere of Paris, before being completed in 1807 by Nikolaus von...

    more
  • Koenigstrasse

    4 out of 5 stars

    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.

    more

Stuttgart Hotels

See all 182 Hotels in Stuttgart

Stuttgart Restaurants

  • Swabian Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Swabian kitchen is well known for their Maultaschen (German Ravioli?) and Spätzle (Nooddle or Maccheroni?). You know already, the national food of the Swabians, Alemannen and Bajuwaren, which may be missing in all of Swabia in no kitchen. Genuine Gourmets says, who had her once on the fork, comes never again of it loosely. Since Swabians a...

    more
  • Calwer-Eck-Bräu

    4 out of 5 stars

    The ambience is very casual. We went to the buffet on Sunday and there was a large variety of choice, a salad bar, dessert area, hot dihses, cold dishes, breads, and such. Beer is extra and is good quality. I liked the salad bar actually, very fresh. The hot dishes were nice. We both had the pork with muchsoom sauce. I had roasted potato and Jeff...

    more
  • Zimmer

    Here I am with the owner of ZIMMER restaurant, at the place ZIMMER wine is produced. I saw all the steps. The wine seems to have a special taste after you see its production....Lucky me, Am I not??

    more

Stuttgart Nightlife

  • Bars and Pubs

    When you want to drink a typical local beer in Stuttgart, you have to visit the Calwer-Eck-Bräuerei. A beer-brewery where they make their own beer. You can get a tour around the brewery downstairs and drink it all up upstairs. Order a pitcher of a liter and enjoy!

    more
  • Clubs

    If you like to dance to techno you must go into this discotheque. Here you can dance to a good techno music. ***From August they don't play Trance and Techno again - Sorry - It's a pity*** Take the chance and visit it for the last techno party at 29. Juli 2006 Techno and Trance is only saturdays, fridays is C.R.E.A.M.

    more
  • Irish Pubs

    Biddy's is a bar where "everybody knows your name", you walk in and immediately feel as if you have walked into a room of friends. People are friendly, and there is a large number of English speakers mingling about (this is where the Army folks come, the American college students, the British rugby players, and the occasional au pair) So you never...

    more

Stuttgart Transportation

  • Public Transport

    --New since last year, at the bus you have to go in at the front and show the bus driver the ticket.-- If you drive with public transport you should know about different ways to stop and drop out of the transport systems. In the S-Bahn the train stops at every station and you can open the door only when the train is standing. In the U-Bahn...

    more
  • Airport

    So you are hungry at the Stuttgart airport and don't want to pay a premium for mediocre food? Try Treiber, the bakery where the flight attendants and pilots buy their food. They sell good fresh sandwiches and everything else a typical Stuttgart bakery sells. You also get a good coffee. They sell at prices like they are selling everywhere else in...

    more
  • Trains

    Stuttgart's main train station, or "Hauptbahnhof", is just east of the city centre, a few minutes walk from all the action. Inside, the "DB ReiseZentrum" railroad travel agency (open 08:00-20:00, Sat 09:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-18:00) sells all tickets. "The Arnulf-Klett-Passage" is a large underground commercial centre that connects the station...

    more

Stuttgart Shopping

  • Shopping in Stuttgart, Germany

    Shopping in Stuttgart is easy. The main shopping drag, Königstrasse, has all the big stores. "The Klett-Passage" is the underground shopping arcade between "Königstrasse" and the central station. Most of the shops offer cheap practical wares to commuters in a hurry, but are open up to 9.00 p.m. on weekdays. Schulstrasse became the first pedestrian...

    more
  • Wine, Sherry, oils, and more

    This is an awesome shop. They sell wine, sherry, vinegars, oils, and spirits. They have barrels along the walls that you can taste samples of different spirits. We bought a bunch of sherries from Spain and some truffle oil. The prices are very good also. You have to buy the bottle plus the spirit but the bottle is only 1.00 for a screw top and 2.50...

    more
  • New Shopping Mile

    This is the new shopping place in Stuttgart Vaihingen.Shoes at Deichmannand Werdich, the supermarket Kauflandand and Aldi, chemist's shop dmeyeglasses at Apollo-Optik, clothes at TAKKO and Roeder, electric mall MediaMarkt, books at Weltbild, bank LBBW and some other small shops and restaurants. Nothing mind, good for the people they lives in...

    more

Stuttgart Local Customs

  • Food and Drink

    When you go to the Getranke stores you buy the beer and pay the Pfand (price for recycling the container) the first time you go. When you take pack the empty container you walk in the door and someone will address you. They will give you a slip with the money they owe you (the pfand) or someone will acknowledge you and make a mental or other note....

    more
  • Events

    I was very lucky to find the United Buddy Bears in Stuttgart. From 9th July until 12th August 2008 these exhibition was set on Schlossplatz. The Buddy Bears were designed by 140 artists from all over the world and it shows 140 bears in different colours!!! It was fantastic.

    more
  • People

    My impression is that the people of Stuttgart are very nice and polite. They may hesitate to speak English; maybe they feel that that their English is not good enough? So if you speak German it will help you. Otherwise I would advise you to speak slowly English. Don’t ask if they speak English, they may say that they don't speak it. Try to make...

    more

Stuttgart Warnings and Dangers

  • Public Transport

    This seemed kind of odd and confusing to us. Trains just don't go North or South, East and West. You can get off a train going West and get on the next on the same numbered track and it will go East. So, be careful. If you miss a stop and think you can just get the next train on the other side going back to that stop, don't count on it.

    more
  • Traffic

    When driving here you need to be very careful and concientious. The yellow diamond shaped sign means that you are on a priotity road and you have the right of way. If you are not on the priority road you have to yield to the right. Even if is a smaller side road or alley you still yield to the right. Do not cross over a solid white line. If...

    more
  • Food and Drink

    O.k, I know that Red Bull isn't exclusive to Stuttgart, but here is where I learned to mix this liquid version of Gummi Bears on Viagra with Absolut. WARNING: Don't do this, they go down far too easily, and unfortunately come back up at twice the speed, and because of being jam-packed with the wholesome goodness of vitamins, minerals, sugar and...

    more

Stuttgart Tourist Traps

  • Public Transport

    During my first days in Stuttgart i fell into a trap buying tram tickets. The zone thing is very tricky and you have to takenote of prices for different zones. Make sure that you either buy a weekly, monthly or group ticket for the are cheaper and less complicated. Else buy one ticket for the complete journey and not for each stop where you change...

    more
  • Fare dodger

    During my first days in Stuttgart i fell into a trap buying tram tickets. The zone thing is very tricky and you have to takenote of prices for different zones. Make sure that you either buy a weekly, monthly or group ticket for the are cheaper and less complicated. Else buy one ticket for the complete journey and not for each stop where you change...

    more
  • The locals here have have a...

    The locals here have have a strong dialekt called Swabian, if you thought you understand German and have only been to the North so far, you wont understand a word...even Germans don't understand us. But the good news is most Germans speak english. It's probably easier to get a local to speak english with you than make him speak german without...

    more

Stuttgart What to Pack

  • Nobody knows what the weather is!

    For a Christmas spree, never forget to bring extra bags! During Adventsmarkt visits, wear comfortable and warm clothes and shoes. Folding umbrella has always space in your bags. Rains might surprise you. Cam is a must!!

    more
  • Bring good walking shoes

    The amount of luggage is up to you but if you plan on using the railway system to get from the airport to downtown Stuttgart or a nearby hotel, I would suggest packing in a way that you can pull or carry your bags. I had seen a few people try to pull two suitcases and have two carry-on bags over their shoulder. It appeared rather difficult to...

    more
  • No big deal

    You don´t need anything spectacular unless you intende to go mountainclimbing in the nearby towns. Stuttgart experiences relatively cold winters accompanied ba snow especially in Dec & Jan. For this matter you may need warm shoes if say you want to visit the Chritmas market. Otherwise, summer is warm enough with temps ranging from 20 to 28. You...

    more

Stuttgart Off The Beaten Path

  • Around Stuttgart

    hallo, i live in Germany for a half year and i've been in most of the places in Baden Wurtemberg by now. And i take all my friends who come here just for a weekend to Esslingen. Esslingen is a small town very close to Stuttgart and has it all- the beatiful old city with a Rathaus, a castle on the hill, from where you can see all the area, small...

    more
  • Outside Stuttgart

    We could see this big thing on top of a hill that looked like a castle or fortress. So we decided to drive up there. It's a big fortress with a beer garden inside. There are events there all the time. There was a bird exhibit and live music when we were there. It's quite the walk up to it so be ready for that. Great view too.There's a fancy...

    more
  • Cars and Car Museums

    You absolutely have to visit the DAIMLER museum. You can watch Mercedes Benz cars from 1875 until now. This museum is located in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, next to the headquarter of DAIMLER. There are also many factories located next to the museum, where motors and other parts are produced. Headphones in different languages are available.

    more

Stuttgart Sports & Outdoors

  • WM 2006

    Well, the WC is behind us and we had enough time to analyze what happened, where our teams made a mistake etc. My home team, Serbia & Montenegro did the worst possible job! Not trying to make any excuses but the fact is that those boys have played under a name and colors of a country that does not exist anymore, with national anthem of a country...

    more
  • Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

    Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, where VfB Stuttgart plays its football matches.How to get there: Metro S1 or tram U11 from Central Station or Rotebühlplatz / Stadtmitte directly to Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium.

    more
  • Soccer World Cup 2006

    Stuttgart will be one of the venues for the soccer World Cup in 2006. Maybe we will even get on of the semifinals. I'm normally not a soccer fan, but during the world championships I regularly get infected by the great atmosphere too.

    more

Stuttgart Favorites

  • City Centre

    Have a ride by the city trains (S-Bahn) that travel every five or ten minutes about the city. You can reach city's most remore places in no time by S-Bahn if you have a map with you. You can call +49 0711 19 44 9 or visit the web site.

    more
  • Useful Information

    When you are getting to Stuttgart for the first time, I highly recommend stopping into to the Stuttgart Tourist Information Office, which is located directly across the street from the Stuttgart Hbf (main train station). After arriving on your train, leave the platforms, and follow the escalators down to the underground shopping area, and follow...

    more
  • Porsche and Mercedes

    The Mercedes Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours - they've got The photo shows the entrance hallway. A tourism website for the museum can be found at http://www.stgt.com/stuttgart/mercedesmuseumd.htm (in German only). A good alternate - a personal web site - in English is http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/merc_museum.htm Mercedes'...

    more

Instant Answers: Stuttgart

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

17 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Stuttgart
Mercedes
Things to Do
Altes Schloss (Old castle) and Schillerplatz
Things to Do
Porsche
Things to Do
Outside Stuttgart
Things to Do
Events
Things to Do
Churches
Things to Do
Getting there
Transportation
Ludwigsburg Palace
Off The Beaten Path
Live Music
Nightlife
Personal Memories and Impressions
Favorites
Castles
Favorites
Useful Information
Local Customs
Driving
Transportation
Language
Local Customs
Spielbank Stuttgart
Nightlife
Festivals
Nightlife
Mövenpick
Restaurants
Musicals
Nightlife
Food and Drink
Off The Beaten Path
Public Transport
Local Customs
TV Tower
Off The Beaten Path
Wilhelma
Off The Beaten Path
Weather
Local Customs
Architecture
Favorites
Food and Drink
Favorites
Swimming Pools
Off The Beaten Path
Fairs
Favorites
Wilhelma
Favorites
Volksfest 26.09. - 12.10.2014
Things to Do
Place of Festivals
Things to Do
King Street
Things to Do
Children and Youth Festival
Things to Do
... a park to fall in love with
Things to Do
Krautfest (cabbage feast)
Things to Do
Swabian Food
Restaurants
Different ways to stop and drop out
Transportation
Long Night of Museums
Nightlife
Stuttgart and the world around with one view
Things to Do
The Green U
Things to Do
76. Springfestival in Stuttgart 19. April - 11.May
Things to Do
Map of Stuttgart

View all Stuttgart hotels