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Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 7, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
42 others viewing this property now

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

£104

£104
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart

Hauptstaetter Strasse 147, Stuttgart
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
47 others viewing this property now

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

£59

£59
Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten

Schillerstrasse 23, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 20 hours ago
34 others viewing this property now

This family-friendly Stuttgart hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Opera and Carl Zeiss Planetarium. Landtag and Old Castle ...

£126

£126
Aloft Stuttgart

Aloft Stuttgart

Heilbronner Strasse 70, Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
22 others viewing this property now

Located in Stuttgart-Nord, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Milaneo, Opera and Schlossplatz. Old Castle and Schillerplatz are also within 1 mile (2 ...

£62

£62
ARCOTEL Camino

ARCOTEL Camino

Heilbronner Strasse 21, Stuttgart
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
35 others viewing this property now

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Stuttgart and Opera. Schlossplatz and Old Castle are also within ...

£83

£83
Novum Hotel Bruy

Novum Hotel Bruy

Unterländer Straße 68, Stuttgart
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in Zuffenhausen, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Porsche Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Wilhelma Zoo. Killesberg Park and Loewentor Museum are also ...

£52

£52
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart

Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
34 others viewing this property now

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. ...

£99

£99
IntercityHotel Stuttgart

IntercityHotel Stuttgart

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, Stuttgart
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
28 others viewing this property now

Located in Konigstrasse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Opera and Schlossplatz. New Castle and Old Castle are also within 15 minutes.

£58

£58
Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Friedrichstrasse 3, Stuttgart
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
31 others viewing this property now

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

£43

£43
Novum Hotel Boulevard Stuttgart City

Novum Hotel Boulevard Stuttgart City

Marienstraße 3b, Stuttgart
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 17 hours ago
10 others viewing this property now

Located in Stuttgart-Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hegel House, Schillerplatz and Old Castle. Opera and Schlossplatz are also within 15 ...

£42

£42

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.