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Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

Hauptstaetter Strasse 147, Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (1,043 reviews)

Located in Stuttgart-Süd, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Marys Hospital, Old Castle and Schillerplatz. New Castle and Schlossplatz are also within ...

£63

£63
Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 7, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (848 reviews)

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichsbau Vaudeville Theater and Schlossplatz. New Castle and ...

£104

£104
Le Méridien Stuttgart

Le Méridien Stuttgart

Willy-Brandt-Str. 30, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (687 reviews)

Located in Stuttgart-Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carl Zeiss Planetarium, Schlossplatz and New Castle. Old Castle and Schillerplatz ...

£111

£111
Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Schillerstrasse 23, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (612 reviews)

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Carl Zeiss Planetarium and Landtag. Old Castle and Weissenhof ...

£126

£126
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Located in the centre of Stuttgart, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liederhalle Concert and Convention Center, Linden Museum and St. ...

£95

£95
Hotel Olgaeck

Hotel Olgaeck

Olgastr. 39, Stuttgart
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

Located in Stuttgart-Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charles Square, New Castle and Old Castle. Schlossplatz and Schillerplatz are also within ...

£47

£47
ARCOTEL Camino

ARCOTEL Camino

Heilbronner Strasse 21, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
16 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,006 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University of Stuttgart, Schlossplatz and Old Castle. New Castle and Schillerplatz ...

£83

£83
NH Stuttgart Airport

NH Stuttgart Airport

Bonlander Hauptstrasse 145, Filderstadt
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 16 minutes ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (550 reviews)

This family-friendly Filderstadt hotel is located near the airport, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Filderklinik Hospital, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Europaplatz and University ...

£45

£45
Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Friedrichstrasse 3, Stuttgart
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now
3.4 out of 5 (900 reviews)

Located in Stuttgart-Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Stuttgart and Schlossplatz. Old Castle and New Castle are also within 15 ...

£54

£54
Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport

Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport

Filderbahnstrasse 2, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (248 reviews)

Located in the heart of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Stuttgart Trade Fair and within 3 miles (5 km) of Europaplatz and ...

£79

£79

Pocket Guide: Carl Zeiss Planetarium Carl Zeiss Planetarium Hotels

Hotels near the Carl Zeiss Planetarium

The Carl Zeiss Planetarium stands in the leafy surrounding of Stuttgart’s central Schlossgarten, a short stroll of the central Hauptbahnhof. Stuttgart’s hotels cluster around it, ranging from affordable mid-price to high-end accommodation. There is a wide choice of hotels, B&Bs and hostels to suit all pockets in central Stuttgart, from the Heilbronnerstraße running north, to the districts just south of the Schlossplatz.

The Carl Zeiss Planetarium, Good to Know

Stuttgart’s first planetarium was built on the roof of the historic Hindenburgbau building in 1928, and destroyed by Allied bombing in 1943, but donations and support meant, in 1969, the Carl Zeiss Foundation could commission a new planetarium to be built in the Schlossgarten. Designed in the shape of a stepped pyramid by architect Wilfried Beck-Erlang, the new Carl Zeiss Planetarium opened its window to the universe for locals and visitors in 1977 with imagery generated, appropriately enough, by a Zeiss projector. The original projector was replaced in 2001, and in 2007 a laser system was installed, providing spectacular sound and light shows to supplement the cosmological programmes. Renovation and installation of new full-dome projection technology in 2016 sets the Carl Zeiss Planetarium up for the future. All shows are in simulcast in English using audio guides or the planetarium app.

Carl Zeiss (1816-88) was a designer and manufacturer of optical instruments, and founder of the Carl Zeiss Jena (now Carl Zeiss AG) company, renowned today for its optical and glass products. Starting out by making the best microscopes and scientific instruments in Germany, he later collaborated with physicist Ernst Abbe to design a new kind of optical lens that had little or no colour distortion. Today there are four planetariums named in his honour in Germany: Berlin, Bochum, Stuttgart and his home town of Jena.

Things to Do near the Carl Zeiss Planetarium

The Carl Zeiss Planetarium is at the southeast corner of the Mittlerer Schlossgarten, next to the Staatsgalerie U-Bahn station and an easy walk from the Hauptbahnhof station. You can complement your planetarium visit with a pleasant stroll in the gardens, or view the collection of 20th-century art in the neighbouring Staatsgalerie.