Where to Stay in Stuttgart for Adventure Sports
Stuttgart’s more adventurous travellers can find plenty of blood-pumping activities by basing themselves in any of the hotels, B&Bs and hostels in and around central Stuttgart. With the efficient Metro service, you can get easily to any number of specialist indoor centres, outdoor activity parks and sports clubs, and hiking areas.
Chalk up in Stuttgart’s Climb Centres
Most of Stuttgart’s hotels are great for climbers interested in the city’s range of climbing opportunities, including the extensive Climbmax Kletterwelt indoor bouldering centre and the treetop climbing fun of the Waldklettergarten, both in Zuffenhausen. Even accommodation in the very heart of Stuttgart puts you near Germany’s oldest climbing hall, [cityrock] climbing gym, next to Berliner Platz, and within reach of the indoor walls of the Pink Power sport centre in Böblingen. For more challenging climbs, head south from Stuttgart to the Swabian Alps, with its wide range of climbing routes, especially in the Danube Valley and Lenninger Alp areas.
Get Splashy in Stuttgart’s Water Centres
Families and casual water-sports fans can choose from the Fildorado water centre in Filderstadt and the F3 Familien- und Freizeitbad in Fellbach. Canoeists and kayakers could check out hotels near the Kanu-Gesellschaft Stuttgart and Kanu-Vereinigung Esslingen clubs on the banks of the Neckar River, or the Wassersportcenter am Neckar, which offers a variety of sailing and motor-boat lessons and activities on the Neckar itself and an adjoining lake.
Head out for Some Hiking Bliss
Start your adventure from a hotel in Baden-Wurttemberg, a wonderful region for the rambler and hiker. The beautiful river valleys and rolling Swabian hills around Stuttgart are interlaced with interesting hiking routes. Head northeast to the places to stay near Mainhardt Forest for some gentle hikes or to the Swabian Alps to the south, a rambler’s paradise. The more intrepid might try the Donauberglandweg trail, running in four day-long stages from the region’s highest mountain to the Swabian Grand Canyon. And no hiker can afford to miss out on the Black Forest with its 20,000 km of well-signposted trails – head to accommodation in Mount Feldberg for spectacular views, picture-postcard scenery and pretty little villages, or further south to Donaueschingen-Hüfingen to view the mighty River Danube at its source.