When you travel to Stuttgart, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Stuttgart, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Stuttgart to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Stuttgart things to do can include exploring Stuttgart attractions and visiting the places of interest.
In German language castle is known as ‘schloss’. The castles in Stuttgart cast a stunning aura on tourists.
Dating back to the 18th century, this church has beautiful renaissance architecture and is the burial place of King Charles I and his beloved wife Olga. It currently houses the state museum of Wurttemberg which is worth a visit.
Known to be built in baroque style this castle stands in annex to the old castle. This castle is said to be a treat to view at night when the lights and fountains make it an enchantment to watch.
Hohenheim is a brilliant view to observe and currently there is a university of Hohenheim there. The gardens surrounding the castle are a sight not to be missed as it contains an array of exotic plants.
This castle is named solitude as it was built to be a place for meditation and inner peace. Built on a high plain with a bird’s eye view of the city, this castle has serenity about it. It is a rococo palace.
This castle has a rose garden, hence, the name. It offers a view of the valley of river Neckar. Both the castle Solitude and castle Rosenstein are built in classical style architecture and is absolutely a treat to watch.
Leisure and entertainment centre where they can indulge in the indoor sports and tai chi classes. Sensapolis is an adventure centre which includes a fairytale castle, a huge spaceship, even a pirate ship.
This museum hosts exhibits in palaeontology which is a place of visit for people with an interest in dinosaurs. Here you will also find various geology exhibits.
This museum ranks high as a major tourist attraction and is artistically placed on a big cube of glass.
One of its kind and a major attraction for car lovers is this museum of automobiles with exhibits of different Porsche models. People flock here to see the famous automobile models since it is a one of a kind place to visit.
This museum gathers hordes of tourists for a view of the traditional to the contemporary Mercedes Benz. The building is also innovative. There is also an engine factory close by.
This museum stands as a witness to the life of Theodor Heuss, a former president of Germany.
Here is a park renowned for having held gardening shows and is referred to as Green U by the locals. Its actual name is Rosenstein Park since it is located near the Rosenstein museum.
This park is lined with very old oak trees. There are a two more parks near the castle Hohenheim and another near the Bosper locality of Stuttgart.
Originally once a royal palace it was converted into a zoo as well as a botanical garden to double as a major tourist attraction. The zoo keeps animals (home to all kinds of apes with their families as well are a strange specialty), birds, fishes and even insects (different kinds of rare species). The garden boasts of a wild variety of plants and flowers.
This royal palace is an ancient heritage site and today contains within its grounds three museums. It is famous for having had great architects constructing the palace in three kinds of designs (rococo, baroque and empire).
Pentecostal Gospel Forum is the religious sacrosanct for the Christians residing in Stuttgart.
International Baptist church of Stuttgart is also another church worth a visit here.
A collegiate church named Stiftskirche has two styles of architecture gothic and modern and hence deserves a special mention.
Alte Kanzlei is an old chancellery which makes for a worthy visit.
Ballet recitals, stage operas, concert, symphony orchestras and theatre performances are bound to speak volumes of the culture of this German city. Stuttgart national theatre is also a theatre from ancient times. Then there is a dazzling array of festivals like the lantern festival (fireworks are displayed), the spring festival (annually held in the month of April), summer festival (occurs in August) and an agricultural fair (which is popularly known as Volksfest). They also hold wine tasting festivals at vineyards and even put up vintage wines for sell at the wine village. The festivals are decorated with beer tents.
This housing estate is an epitome of modern architecture and displays different kinds of housing designs which make for an interesting and unique visit.
Here tourists can take a look at this Romanian style of observation tower. This tower is made out of brick giving a breathtaking view of the city.
This is a telecommunication tower made of concrete. It is popular landmark since it is supposedly the world’s first of its kind TV tower.
Sports and outdoor activities like football, handball, ice hockey, tennis and water polo are the exciting range of sports which the locals rave about. Adventure sports popular here are car-racing and cycling tournaments.
Relaxing activities list from a glittering bunch of distressing spas like das leuze mineral spa, jasmine Thai massage and spa. Another relaxing feature is going to swimming pools like Fildorado. A unique sauna zone called Bad Duerrheim is a must visit for relaxing. Apart from this, yoga classes and golf courses are also on offer.
Some of the frequent favourite restaurants here are Alte Post, Fernsehterm (specializes in Italian as well as German cuisine and is located on the TV tower), Zum Paulaner, Cube, Alte Kanzlei.
Swabian (name derived from the Swabian Jura range) cuisine is a rage in Stuttgart like a certain dish called Gaisburger Marsch (beef stew).
German dishes to be tried here are bavaria, roulade, kohlroulade, sauerkraut, spanferkel (pig roast dish). Marzipan is a local delicacy and is a sweet dish to be tried when visiting. Different kinds of sausages like currywurst, bratwurst and dumplings made of potato are regular German dishes.
Pubs and discos and late night soap operas are the entertaining nigh time features. Also, there is a casino named Spielbank Stuttgart which makes the nightlife lively here. Weinstuben is one of the famous wine bars in Stuttgart.
King’s Club and Proton are two of the best clubs here.
Stuttgarter Fea Market in Karlsplatz is a colourful and extravagant affair where you will find colourful wares that come with the twang of nostalgia.
Vintage wine is the popular choice of sale item from the vineyards. Malls are to be found with the best collection of brands. Bohnenviertel (diverse range of goodies), Cawler Strasse (for luxury goods) Schwaben Galerie, Koenigsstrasse (a favourite shopping arcade), Schlossgarten park. Breuninger are good departmental stores.
Christmas market in Stuttgart is the most renowned market here for tourists and locals to indulge in for a period of four weeks before Christmas. It is decked beautifully during this time and is a major tourist attraction at the busiest time of the year. The klett– passage is an underground shopping zone. All these stores offer all kinds of clothing and as well as ceramics, gift items, glassware, memoirs and souvenirs.
Fish market gets supplies of a variety of fishes and groceries from Hamburg to please locals and tourists alike.