2 Star Hotels in Stuttgart
Stuttgart offers the budget-conscious traveller a range of hotel, B&B and hostel options, with plenty of things to do and see that don’t break the bank. The city has a wide range of free or reasonably-priced museums, galleries and historical attractions – check each website first to see what student or other concessions they offer. The StuttCard gives free admission to all museums and many other attractions, with discounts and special offers in selected theatres, shops and restaurants for 24-, 48- or 72-hour periods. The StuttCard PLUS also gives you unlimited free travel on Stuttgart’s VVS public transport system.
Get the Heart Pumping in Stuttgart
If you’re looking to get sporty, Stuttgart has a range of indoor and outdoor activities to get the adrenaline racing. If the weather’s nice, check out the Waldklettergarten Zuffenhausen, a treetop adventure playground with eight courses that range from easy to challenging. If it’s looking a bit grey, head for the Climbmax Kletterwelt, a spacious indoor bouldering centre with rental kit and friendly staff. If getting wet is the aim of the game, there are a number of kayak, boat and sail clubs on the banks of the Neckar River, and if you really want to stretch your legs, Stuttgart opens out into splendid walking country to the south, culminating in the rugged Swabian Jura and the Black Forest.
Things to Eat and Drink in Stuttgart
Now you’ve earned yourself some calories, it’s time to savour the best food and drink the Swabian region has to offer. Arrive in October and you will inevitably be drawn to the Canstatter Volksfest, a beer festival to rival Munich. Make sure to acquaint your taste buds with the draught Schwaben Bräu, Dinkelacker and Stuttgarter Hofbräu, as well as the range of special Festbiers that the local breweries make for the occasion. Needless to say you can sample all manner of pig knuckle and sausage, but Stuttgart also has an excellent choice of vegetarian, vegan and organic eating options.