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Black Forest and Baden-Baden Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Leave the city of Frankfurt behind and travel to the southwest corner of Germany by luxury coach. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. a chic Black Forest spa town for sightseeing with your expert guide. Visit the famous Belle Epoque Kurhaus Casino one of the oldest and most beautiful gambling houses in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic casino admire the extravagant interior furnishings and soak in the château-like atmosphere.Your day trip continues with a scenic round-trip tour through the vast deep-green woods of the Black Forest
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Heidelberg and Baden-Baden Tour from Frankfurt
"Leave central Frankfurt and travel south to Heidelberg in the northern Baden-Württemberg region – roughly an hour away. Straddling the River Neckar the romantic city is framed by dense woodlands that seemingly try to hide its star attraction – Heidelberg Castle. Referred to as the 'schloss’ by locals the castle is the epitome of a fairytale fortress with palatial Gothic-Renaissance architecture lavish grounds and heart-stopping views. Head inside and explore the ruins with your guide walking through its large courtyard and along the terrace. Drink in the sweeping views and then admire some of the castle’s artifacts like the wine barrel that is said to be the largest in the world.After your castle tour
From EUR228.00
 
Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Leave the city of Frankfurt behind and travel to the southwest corner of Germany by luxury coach. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. a chic Black Forest spa town for sightseeing with your expert guide. Elegant and sophisticated Baden-Baden offers a delightful townscape of tree-lined avenues grand buildings and boutiques alongside its legendary thermal baths. See the famous Kurhaus Casino before traveling through the dark Black Forest woods to visit Lake Mummelsee.In the afternoon your trip will continue west to the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg
From EUR185.00

Museums Tips (10)

Landesmuseum

The Wurttemberg's state museum is vast, taking up a large section of the palace itself, and tracing the history of the region through artifacts and exhibits. There is lots to see here, from many time periods, including pre-history, Roman and Celtic. It's hard to pick a favourite as there are so many fascinating things to see, but I loved the huge 2,500 year old standing stone from Tubingen, pictured here, and the strangely rude Bauer Niederlande figurine. In the entrance to the Museum, which is free to wander around, there is also a wonderful model of what the town looked like back in earlier centuries, with the palace, moat and tumble down houses of the medieval period, and the town before it even was a town.

To see the entire museum you need to pay 3 euros, and you will find it open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. It is closed Mondays, unless it is a public holiday.

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Oct 14, 2013

Hegel House

The German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in this house on August 27, 1770.

The house now contains a small museum about Hegel's life and work. It begins on the ground floor with an exhibition on Stuttgart during Hegel's Lifetime 1770-1831.

Admission to the Hegel House is free. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00-17:30 (Thursdays till 18:30), and Saturdays from 10:00-16:00. Closed on Sundays.

The Hegel House is the only museum in Stuttgart that is open on Mondays (except for one of the obnoxious automobile museums).

Second and third photos: On the first and second floors of the Hegel House there is a permanent exhibition showing the various stations in Hegel's life, from his birth and childhood in Stuttgart to his professorship in Berlin. As a young man he even spent a few years in Frankfurt am Main, where he worked as the house teacher for the children of a wealthy family. (This was how young intellectuals often earned their living in those days.)

Fourth photo: A wall of the museum with enlarged replicas of Hegel's handwritten pages.

Fifth photo: Here they have left off a square of the wall plaster to show how the house was constructed using oak timbers. While doing restoration work they uncovered several different color combinations of paint that had been used on the walls in various centuries.

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Nemorino
Nov 30, 2011

Kunstmuseum

Located off of Kleinerschlossplatz 1, a 10 minute walk from the train station, the Kunstmuseum has an incredible collection of Otto Dix works, along with a number of other primarily German expressionist artists. They also have a floor for exhibitions which during my stay was titled EAT ART. Where there were numerous pieces by contemporary artists in which art involved food. From a rotating (to upside down) full size kitchen to pieces where animals made to look like they were breathing as well as baked in a cake.

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Roadquill
Apr 04, 2011

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

This huge glass cube is Stuttgart's newest museum, a city art museum which opened on March 5, 2005.

Actually it's even bigger than it looks, because most of it is underground. The eleven (if I've counted correctly) floors of the visible cube will be used for special exhibitions that will change several times a year, whereas the permanant exhibits will be down below street level.

Second photo: Here are the opening times and contact details of the new art museum, as printed on the front door, with parts of the Castle Square and various people reflected in the glass.

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Jan 22, 2008
 
 
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House of History

The building in this photo is not just another wing of the State Art Gallery, nor is it part of the adjoining University of Music and Performing Arts.

But since it looks exactly like both of these, I never realized until after about six visits to Stuttgart that it is something else entirely, namely a museum of the history of the state of Baden-Württemberg from about 1800 to the present.

From what I've seen so far it looks like a very lively and well-researched multi-media museum, so I'm definitely going to have a closer look the next time I'm in Stuttgart on a rainy day.

The exhibits seem to be mostly in German, logically enough, but audioguides in English and French are available at the information desk.

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May 25, 2005

State Art Gallery

The State Art Gallery (Staatsgalerie) is a combination of old and new architecture.

The Old Gallery, shown here, displays paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The New Gallery, which was added in 1984, contains art of the 20th century and soon also the 21st.

Both are located just across the street from the Opera House. But it is a very wide and busy street, so the only sane way to get over there is to go through the pedestrian tunnel, though I don’t usually do that if there is a feasible alternative.

Opening hours:
Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 21.00
Closed on Mondays

Prices:
EUR 4.50, or EUR 3.00 for those who get a reduction
Free on Wednesdays
There is also a family ticket for EUR 8.00

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May 25, 2005

State Gallery

The Old States Gallery was constructed in late classical style during 1838 to 1843 as the Museum of Picture Art. This building was joined by the New States Gallery in 1984,. While the Old State Gallery contains works from the middle ages to the 19th century, the New Gallery contains the work of the 20th century including works from Braque, Chagall, Debuffet, Klee, Koloschka and Nolde. In addition the Gallery has one of the most important collections of Picasso's work is to be seen. Also 350 000 papers make up the largest collection of European signs and printed graphics within Germany. We arrived at almost closing time so I didn’t get to see much of the Gallery.

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keeweechic
Nov 20, 2002

The Art Building

The Art Building
This building houses the Würtemberg Art Association and is the Gallery of the City of Stuttgart. It was also heavily damaged during WWII and has since been restored.

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Sep 12, 2002

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Landesmuseum Württemberg

Wuttemberg Museum is located in the Old Palace.

In the 14th century, this castle was the seat of the Counts of Wurttemberg. It now houses the Wurttemberg Museum.

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Jul 02, 2015

The monument to King Wilhelm

The monument to King Wilhelm of Wuerttemberg in front of the national museum.
The National Museum is a piece of history, a good place to reflect on the course of history in a quiet atmosphere.

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Jul 06, 2008

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