Visit Stuttgart with AccorHotels
The French group AccorHotels encompasses a range of hotel brands to fit every traveller’s purse, from the highly affordable Ibis, through the midscale Adagio, Novotel and Mercure, to the upscale Pullman, Sofitel, Adagio Premium and Grand Mercure. Through these brands, AccorHotels offers a wide choice of places to stay in Stuttgart to suit all tastes.
Ibis is one of the most trusted names for budget-conscious travellers, and comes in three flavours, Ibis Budget, Ibis Styles and Ibis. Ibis Budget hotels have the award-winning cocoon concept of interior design, awarded Best Interior Design at the 2008 European Design Awards. Ibis Styles, formerly All Seasons, is a chain of non-standardised value hotels, each with its own distinctive character. And Ibis itself comprises over 1,000 hotels worldwide, usually centrally located and convenient for city transport, and offering an excellent value stay.
Growing from its role as the birthplace of the motor car, Stuttgart is one of Europe’s automotive hubs and is the capital of the Baden-Württemberg region. Stuttgart is home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, and a visit to their museums is a must for every visitor, car buff or not. The Mercedes Benz Museum is a gleaming vision of retro-futurist architecture, telling the story of the automobile from the pioneering designs of Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz to the present day. The Porsche Museum fascinates in equal measure with the stories of the Volkswagen Beetle, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, and of the marque’s glorious racing history.
Things to Do in Stuttgart
Stuttgart has a range of attractions to rival any in Germany. The Staatsgallerie, the state art gallery, houses important works by masters ancient and modern. The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens is one of the largest zoos in Europe, and is famous for its family groups of great apes. Throughout Stuttgart city centre, there are several green spaces, with a range of pleasant parks centred on the Schlossgarten, the castle gardens that date back to 1350. Schlossplatz, home to the magnificent Baroque palace itself, is at the southwestern end of the Schlossgarten and a wonderful place to enjoy a snack or some sun.