Visit Stuttgart with Nordic Hotels
Nordic Hotels offer their enthusiasm for service across all their accommodation in Germany and Scandinavia, welcoming guests with a smile to their urban mid-range Nordic Hotels and budget Basic Hotels. With a choice of standard and comfort single and double rooms and beds with hypo-allergenic bedding, each room offers free WiFi, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination, hairdryer and coffee/tea maker and a range of satellite channels including Sky.
Going that extra mile for business travellers and families alike, many Nordic Hotels offer free use of in-house spa to shake off the aches and pains of the day. Channelling modern Nordic, the hotels’ restaurants and bars serve Scandinavian breakfast including northern specialities, and guests can choose from a range of Scandinavian, German and local beers, wines and snacks on their return to the hotel.
What to do around Stuttgart
The satellite town of Sindelfingen lies to Stuttgart’s southwest, a short metro ride from the city centre. Sindelfingen is chiefly known for its vast Mercedes-Benz plant – check its website for the availability of English-language tours of the production line. Motor aficionados might also like to head northeast of Stuttgart to Neckarpark to view the Mercedes Benz Museum, and the Mercedes Benz and Porsche Arenas.
For those who love a designer bargain, there are two Breuningerland shopping centres, in Sindelfingen and Baroque beauty, Ludwigsburg. Breuninger is one of Germany’s oldest and most-respected department stores, famous for its upmarket fashions and homeware products, and the shopping outlet is a blend of distinctively German and Swabian retailers and global chains.
From Stuttgart a short bus or train ride will take you to the verdant valleys of the Swabian region, which is excellent for walks punctuated by pretty vineyards and welcoming taverns, but those staying in Stuttgart’s centre will not miss out on greenery. The vast lawns of the Schlossgarten and other palaces are perfect for watching the world go by and soaking in some sun. The Linden Museum with its anthropological and ethnographic collections is a fascinating place to visit, as is the cube-like Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and the elegantly domed Württembergischer Kunstverein with their collections of modern art.