Stuttgart is one of these cities where you could spend a lot longer than planned. The city is famous for fast cars, but also for good wine, traditional Swabian food and nice castles. We loved the lively city, especially the New Palace in the center, surrounded by a park where everybody is sitting outside and enjoying the sun.
Do you plan to go to Stuttgart? Make sure you print our 27 Things to do in Stuttgart. If you can’t do them all, you most likely want to come back to tick off the list.
OK, here they are: 27 Things to do in Stuttgart
- Visit the Schlossplatz, the perfect place to start your shopping or city tour.
- Spend a relaxing hour in the Upper “Schlossgarten” and observe the ducks swimming in the pond.
- Visit the Tourist Information i-Punkt Stuttgart for insider tips and a city map.
- Drink a tasty Dinkelacker beer made in the family brewery at Carls Brauhaus.
- Hop-on the Red cabriolet double-decker bus of STUTTGART Citytour and enjoy cruising around the city.
- Hop-off at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
- Relax in the garden of the New Castle.
- Catch a 360° view of the city from the Television Tower and the Panorama Café at a height of 147 meters.
- Watch people while sipping a Stuttgarter Hofbräu Pilsner in a garden café at Königstrasse.
- Stroll along the Königstrasse, the main shopping street.
- Visit the market hall, which is more than 100 years old.
- Eat a pretzel. It’s the ideal snack if you feel a little hungry. Watch for the “Brezelkörble” in the Königstrasse.
- Take a picture of the Ludwigsburg Palace.
- Go online at one of the free WiFi spots in central Stuttgart.
- See the new and spectacular building of the art museum at the Schlossplatz, right in the middle of Stuttgart.
- Join a performance at the state theater.
- Drink a “Glühwein” at the magical Christmas market.
- Be amazed of the cool Porsche sports cars at the Porsche Museum.
- Eat a Haxe at the Brewery Schönbuch where the traditional knuckle of pork is huge and delicious.
- Check out the Klett-Passage where you find an underground shopping arcade.
- Visit the Pig Museum. The exhibition has more than 45’000 pigs in all forms from piggy banks to plush toys.
- Check out the Breuninger flagship store, the famous luxury department store.
- Have a look at the huge or even monstrous construction site Stuttgart 21, the railway and urban development project.
- Meet students at the University Stuttgart and have a chat.
- Sightseeing at the Bohnenviertel in the old city. There are some interesting shops.
- Sleep at the aloft Hotel Stuttgart, in walking distance to the main station.
- And don’t miss to try the specialty and traditional “Maultaschen”.
Why you should stay at the Aloft Hotel in Stuttgart
Modern and trendy design. We felt home and comfortable from the first second. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location, close to the main station (5 min. on foot) and easy to walk to the city center. Public transport is available right in front of the Hotel entry.
Parking at the Milaneo Shopping Center costs EUR 25 per day
Address: Aloft Stuttgart, Heilbronner Strasse 70, 70191 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 87875000 – www.aloftstuttgarthotel.com
Restaurant tip: Eat in one of the cool breweries
Our favorite is the Brauhaus Schönbuch. The food is yummie and the portions are American style (=big). If you are very hungry it’s the perfect place to go. Nice garden terrace and friendly staff.
Address: Brauhaus Schönbuch, Bolzstrasse 10
Tel. +49 (0)711 72230930
We wanted to go for a beer and a nice dinner at the Carls Brauhaus. Unfortunately, it was fully booked. It’s one of the most popular breweries in the center of Stuttgart.
Address: Carls Brauhaus, Stauffenbergstrasse 1 (directly at the Schlossplatz)
Tel. +49 (0)711 25974611 (reservation recommended)
Are you short on time?
Do a Citytour with the Red Hop-on / Hop-off double-decker bus of STUTTGART Citytour. It’s a great way of seeing a lot of the city in a short time. The round trip takes approximately 100 minutes. There are 9 stops where you can Hop-on or Hop-off.
- You can buy tickets at any stop
- Price EUR 15 per person for 24 hours
- 2 children up to 14 years free of charge if accompanied by an adult
More things to see in the area
Around Stuttgart there are many more things to see. How about a visit of the charming town Würzburg? We visited the university town on our road trip around Southern Germany. It’s less than a two hour drive from Stuttgart to Würzburg.
Have you been to Stuttgart? Do you have anything to add to our 27 Things to do in Stuttgart? We are sure there is a lot more to see and do in Stuttgart.
Thank you to Germany Tourism and Stuttgart Tourism for the perfect organization and the stay in Stuttgart.
We were invited to stay at the Aloft Hotel. We guarantee our readers that we only write about our personal experiences and our opinion is not influenced by the invitation. We write what we think.