Magnificent panorama and splendid architecture, cultural diversity and traditional festivals - Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, delights its visitors. Due to the numerous green stripes, parks, woods and historic buildings, some people take Stuttgart for the "paradise of Swabia". Highlights include the famous State Theatre, the large State Gallery, the Museum of Natural History and the Weißenhof settlement.
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Shops in Stuttgart are usually open Mon-Sat from 10am-7/8pm. Shops are generally closed on Sundays except for gas stations.
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Königstrasse 1A, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 22280
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Stuttgart Airport, Terminal 3, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 22280
Charmingly situated in the heart of one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions, this vibrant metropolis fascinates visitors from all over the world. The state capital of Baden-Württemberg delights tourists not only by virtue of its magnificent panorama, its impressive gardens and parks, its fine squares, splendid palaces and buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, but also by its cultural diversity.
Stuttgart itself lies in a basin-shaped valley that opens up to the Neckar. Vineyards and forest-rich heights are marking the conurbation according to the east and south, fertile plains to the west and north. While Cannstatt was already populated in the Roman times, Stuttgart was founded as a stud in the 10th century in a point that had probably already been a settlement. In 1219, Stuttgart was declared as a city by Hermann V. von Baden. From the late 15th century, Stuttgart was the duke's seat, while in 1806 it became the capital of the Kingdom of Württemberg.
Nowadays, Stuttgart is the cultural and political center of Baden-Württemberg, but it also serves as an industrial, trade-fair and financial city. A big draw for visitors to Stuttgart is the sensational Mercedes-Benz World as well as the magnificent Porsche-Museum, where you can discover the myth of those world-famous premium cars. The traditional festivals of Stuttgart also enjoy world-wide popularity. Come and celebrate!
Whether it's culture or relaxation, Shopping fun or musical theatre - there's lots to do and see in Stuttgar. Discover over 125 years of automobile history at the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum, enjoy the world-famous Stuttgart ballet, celebrate at Stuttgart's beer festival or soak up the unique atmosphere of the Christmas market.
Chapels and palaces to visit can be found all around the city, and do not forget to spot one of the wine yards just around the corner. After a long day of sightseeing, you might want to relax in the mineral spas in the city centre or just finish the evening with a nice glass of wine or beer.
Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History
Sepulchral Chapel Württemberg
Weissenhof Estate and Le Corbusier's House
If you love a hearty meal, you will love Stuttgart! Here you will find plenty of places that serve hot plates overflowing with beef, sausages and Spätzle. Spätzle is ubiquitous in the area and is broadly comparable to pasta. The national dish, called Gaisburger Marsch, is a stew made of Spätzle, diced beef, potatoes, vegetables and fried onions.
For an afternoon snack, the pretzel with butter is a good alternative, but there is no need to limit yourself to the regional specialties. In the area, you can also find a number of Michelin-star restaurants that are just waiting to “wow” you with their unique creations.
To most visitors’ delight, there is an abundance of cafés in Stuttgart offering various tasty treats. Sit down at one of the many cafés and have a nice cup of coffee or tea while watching the world pass by. And why not enjoy a homemade piece of cake at the same time?
Academie Der Schönen Künste
Stuttgart is a city for big celebrations, wild festivities and long nights of partying. The "party mile" in the Theodor-Heuss-Strasse is second to none, and its numerous clubs, bars and lounges attract revellers from all over Germany. But Stuttgart also has countless options for guests who prefer soft music, cool drinks and a cosy atmosphere.
A shopping precinct more than a kilometre in length, big shopping plazas and lots of elegant shops and boutiques: in Stuttgart shopaholics can indulge themselves to their heart's content.
Königstraße - pedestrian street
Stuttgart Airport is located about 14 kilometres from downtown Stuttgart. The airport is easy to reach from the city.
Lines S2 and S3 of the metropolitan S-Bahn trains will take you to Stuttgart’s main train station. The journey takes 27 minutes. The trains run between 4.55am (5.25am on Sundays) and 12.25am.
There are taxi ranks outside of Terminals 1,2 and 3. The ride takes about 30 minutes.
You will also find several car rental agencies in the arrivals hall of the airport. and also parking for your private cars is available.
Address: Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 94 80
The VVS operates Stuttgart’s public transport system consisting of buses and trains. The city is divided into zones and the more zones you cross when travelling, the more expensive your ticket will be.
For short distances, opt for the "Kurzstrecke" ticket which is valid for three stops. If you are planning a busy day of sightseeing, splurge on a daily ticket, called "Tageskarte".
Tickets can be bought from vending machines, bus drivers and sales locations. The tickets are slightly cheaper if you buy them with your cell phone.
Phone: +49 711 660 60
More Information: www.ssb-ag.de
There are taxi ranks at the train station, Bismarckplatz and many other locations throughout the city. You can call a taxi any time of the day.
Phone: +49 711 551 0000
To find a post office you should look for the yellow "Deutsche Post" sign, many offices are located throughout town. For sending postcards and letters you can use the yellow public mail boxes.
Deutsche Post: Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2,Stuttgart +49 228 4333112
Deutsche Post Filiale: Nordbahnhofstraße 75, Stuttgart +49 228 4333112
Address: Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2,Stuttgart
Phone: +49 228 4333112
Pharmacies (distinguished by a red "Aphotheke" sign at the front) have alternating opening hours during nights and weekends, in order to be always able to access a pharmacy. Addresses of the pharmacies on duty are posted at the pharmacies or online.
Internationale Apotheke: Königstraße 70, Stuttgart +49 711 2247820
Apotheke Stadtmitte: S/U Bahn, 1 UG, Rotebühlpl. 20B, Stuttgart +49 711 2265717
Address: Königstraße 70, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 2247820
Country code: +49
Area code: 711