Stuttgart Travel Guide

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Stuttgart Things to Do

  • Wihelma

    Park Wilhelma, Home to botanical gardens and the city’s renowned zoo. Here you can walk along the banks of the Neckar River. I didn't actually have time to go to the zoo or the gardens. I would have liked knowing about it before arriving in Stuttgart, so I tell you about it here.

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  • 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.

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  • Outside Stuttgart

    Another town outside the main city of Stuttgart, SE about 10 mins. drive or 20 mins. by train. It's a very picturesque town. It's on the 8-18 th of August 2008. Please see the website. They have alot of events, Karaoke, Country night, and such. There are menus on the page too under speisekarte. So lots of food, entertainment and wine. Hang out with...

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Stuttgart Restaurants

  • Swabian Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Close to the Hauptbahnhof, a block away. This elegant restaurant had many Swabian antiques and is one of the few places you can order food prepared in the Swabian style, each dish is individually prepared. Schnitzel, Fladlesupp, camembert, three glasses of wine and a tass kaffe. The food was much better here than at the train station.

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  • 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...

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  • 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??

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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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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!!

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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.

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  • Outside Stuttgart

    Künzelsau is a town of 14,699 people located 92 km northeast of Stuttgart and 123 km west of Nürnberg. The name means Cunzilio's (Conrad's) meadow -- not his sow, as I used to think before I realized where the syllables should be divided. Actually I wasn't the only one who had this problem. Early versions of German hyphenation and spelling...

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Stuttgart Sports & Outdoors

  • Miniature golf and ice stock sport

    The miniature golf has 18 holes.prices:Children up to 16 years 2,50 €adults 3,50 €For ice stock sport you also have to pay 15 € for the first hour and 10 € for following hours.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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Stuttgart General

  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Unusual sculptures were displayed at the Hauptbahnhof and after storing my bags in a locker, I studied the art work. One can linger at a bahnhof too long. I found out the hard way. A man approached and asked for money. I said, in English, 'I don't speak German.' It was the politest response I could think of. He just wandered off. Several...

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