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Leinfelden-Echterdingen
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On a mini-break in Leinfelden-Echterdingen you will discover numerous places of interest, fascinating museums and popular day trip destinations just outside Stuttgart.

To the south of Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, is the regional centre of Leinfelden-Echterdingen. To the west and south lie the large wooded area of the Schönbuch Nature Park and the Siebenmühlental Valley with many historic flour mills and sawmills which have now been mostly converted into lovely cosy inns for daytrippers. The municipal area includes Stuttgart International Airport. Echterdingen made the headlines across the world in August 1908 when Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin landed in his mighty airship, LZ 4, on a meadow near the town – the first landing of an airship on solid ground. That very day, however, the Zeppelin was totally destroyed in a thunderstorm. The Zeppelin memorial is a reminder of this historic event.

Proud churches with a rich history define the skyline of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, including the Church of our Dear Lady with its mighty 52 metre tower dating from the 16th century, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, also built in the 16th century. The half-timbered town hall dating from around 1500 is an enchanting sight. The nationally renowned Filderhalle exhibition and conference centre was built on Bahnhofstrasse Street to the north of the town centre in 1958. It was extended in 1979 and in its Great Hall it has a stage with an orchestra pit, a sports hall, a restaurant and bowling alleys. It also hosts conferences and conventions.

One very unusual attraction for your trip is the German Playing Cards Museum on Schönbuchstrasse Street in the south of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, which opened in 1974. It is part of the Württemberg State Museum. The museum boasts the largest collection of playing cards in Europe. It includes 15,000 packs of cards and over 500,000 individual cards to amaze visitors to the museum. The pièce de résistance is the Asian Indian pack of cards which is one of the most beautiful in the world. Just as interesting is the Fire Service Museum in the district of Musberg. Historical fire extinguishers, fire carts, fire hose carts, and old fire engines are fascinating for old and young alike. Go on a short trip to Stuttgart Airport as well to visit the Albatross Aviation Museum with its fantastic "flying machines" such as the biggest single engine biplane in the world or the Junkers F-13, the first passenger aircraft.

A popular day trip destination during a visit to Leinfelden-Echterdingen is the Mäulesmühle Mill in the Siebenmühlental Valley with its pretty half-timbered house. The machinery of the water mill, which dates from 1383, was taken out of service in 1945. Another attraction at the mill is the Komede-Scheuer Barn which houses a popular Swabian folk theatre. Visit the mill museum as well: it has lovingly restored exhibits relating to the miller's craft; and treat yourself in the organic food restaurant next door.

Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport
Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport
4.5 out of 5
Flughafenstrasse 50, Stuttgart, BW
The price is £85 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Stuttgart Trade Fair, University of Hohenheim and Europaplatz. SI-Centrum Stuttgart ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (932 reviews)

"Love the location, right across the street from the terminal."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport
Hotel Alber
Hotel Alber
3 out of 5
Stettener Hauptstraße 25, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, BW
The price is £85 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Stuttgart Trade Fair and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Filderklinik Hospital. SI-Centrum Stuttgart and Stage ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Nice quiet Hotel in a rural setting.

"Good Hotel, enjoyed the stay. Perfect as a top over on a long trip. Verry friendly staff too."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2018

Hotel Alber
MOXY Stuttgart Airport/Messe
MOXY Stuttgart Airport/Messe
3 out of 5
Dieselstrasse 22, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, BW
The price is £43 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stuttgart Trade Fair, SI-Centrum Stuttgart and Stage Apollo Theater. Palladium Theater and Stuttgart ...

4.4/5Excellent! (330 reviews)
Enjoyable

"It was nice clean well maintained place with friendly staff. We arrived quite late for check in and we had the best frozen pizza we have had! The cocktails are a pass, go for some local beers at offer in the bar."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

MOXY Stuttgart Airport/Messe
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Appartments Drei Morgen
Appartments Drei Morgen
3 out of 5
Marktstr.10, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Europaplatz, SI-Centrum Stuttgart and Palladium Theater. Stage Apollo Theater is 2.8 mi ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great Apartment with all amenities

"New remodeled apartment close to S-Bahn station. Great comfort with nice bathroom and kitchen. Really modern and nice furniture, perfect for long stay."…"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2018

Appartments Drei Morgen
Moderne 2 Zimmer Wohnung in Leinfelden in Hervorragender Lage und Infrastruktur
Moderne 2 Zimmer Wohnung in Leinfelden in Hervorragender Lage und Infrastruktur
Rosensteinstraße 8, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Situated in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Europaplatz and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Stuttgart Trade Fair. SI-Centrum Stuttgart ...

Moderne 2 Zimmer Wohnung in Leinfelden in Hervorragender Lage und Infrastruktur
"Villa Moritz" - central to Messe Stuttgart / Stuttgart Airport
"Villa Moritz" - central to Messe Stuttgart / Stuttgart Airport
Bergstraße 81, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Situated in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, this apartment building is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Stuttgart Trade Fair and within 6 miles (10 km) of SI-Centrum Stuttgart ...

"Villa Moritz" - central to Messe Stuttgart / Stuttgart Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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