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Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin
Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 7, Stuttgart 70173

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4.5 out of 5 (701 reviews)

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Opera and Schlossplatz. New …

£117
Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe
Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe

Flughafenstrasse 50, Stuttgart 70629

4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (498 reviews)

Situated in Stuttgart, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Stuttgart Trade Fair and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of …

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ARCOTEL Camino
ARCOTEL Camino

Heilbronner Strasse 21, Stuttgart 70191

4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (891 reviews)

This stylish Stuttgart hotel is a 5-minute walk from the train station and about a 10-minute walk from the Königstrasse, …

£68
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

Hauptstaetter Strasse 147, Stuttgart 70178

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4.3 out of 5 (879 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stuttgart, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Marys Hospital, Old Castle, and …

£62
Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten
Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Schillerstrasse 23, Stuttgart 70173

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4.6 out of 5 (491 reviews)

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Stuttgart National Theate …

£122
Best Western Hotel Stuttgart Zuffenhausen
Best Western Hotel Stuttgart Zuffenhausen

Zazenhaeuser Strasse, 106, Stuttgart 70437

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Zuffenhausen, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Max-Eyth-See and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Porsche Museum. Strotmann …

£63
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart 70174

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4.1 out of 5 (132 reviews)

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Liederhalle Concert and …

£92
Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport
Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport

Filderbahnstrasse 2, Leinfelden-Echterdingen 70771

4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (189 reviews)

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

£75
InterCityHotel Stuttgart
InterCityHotel Stuttgart

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, Stuttgart 70173

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (435 reviews)

Located in Konigstrasse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Opera and Schlossplatz. New Castle and Old Castle are als …

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Novum Hotel Boulevard Stuttgart City
Novum Hotel Boulevard Stuttgart City

Marienstraße 3b, Stuttgart 70178

3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,053 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stuttgart, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hegel House, Schillerplatz, and Old Castle. Opera …

£66
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Pocket Guide: Stuttgart-Mitte 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.

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