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StuttgartGermany

A holiday or city break in Stuttgart, the capital of Germany’s Swabian southwest, opens up a city renowned for its motoring heritage, high culture and impressive architecture. With a range of green parks and plazas, historic buildings and important museums in its city centre, and an array of sightseeing options in the surrounding countryside, Stuttgart promises an unforgettable holiday for the walker and the wine lover, the gastronaut and the garden fan, the history buff and the high-street bargain hunter.

A city break in central Stuttgart gives you the freedom to wander the spacious parks and plazas, all fringed with historic buildings that range from the late Medieval through the Renaissance period to the Baroque. The Old Castle stands at the junction of the Schlossplatz, Schillerplatz and Karlsplatz, a proud Renaissance fortress that now houses the Landesmuseum Württemberg with its fascinating array of ancient and medieval artefacts. The Neues Schloss, a magnificent Baroque palace built by the Dukes of Baden-Württemberg at the eastern end of Schlossplatz, is now open to the public for guided tours through rooms filled with beautiful art and furniture.

The New Palace is one of the grandest Baroque palaces in the whole of Germany, but it finds its equal just to the north of Stuttgart in the model town of Ludwigsburg. Ludwigsburg Palace, also built in a flurry of ducal one-upmanship, is an exquisite example of Baroque design – its grand chambers and spectacular frescoed ceilings, its unique theatre and its sweeping estates, punctuated by peaceful lakes and former hunting lodges that are palaces in themselves are a must see for any visitor to the city.

Stuttgart is the birthplace of the modern motor car and the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. It was in Stuttgart that Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler took the new-fangled internal combustion engine and placed it into a chassis, before Mrs Benz took off on the first ever roadtrip, a 66-mile journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim, which is a thirty-minute railway journey from Stuttgart. It was also in Stuttgart that Ferdinand Porsche designed the Volkswagen Beetle before the Porsche marque went on to design the 911 and many other iconic models. On your holiday in Stuttgart, be sure to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum in NeckarPark and the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen for a walk though automotive history.

A city break to Stuttgart should also take in the rolling hills and river valleys within easy reach of the city. Ideal for walkers of every level, and punctuated by inviting vineyards and hostelries to rest your weary feet, the villages surrounding Stuttgart are great for trying some local specialities and enjoying a glass of the award-winning local wines. It’s a short journey from Stuttgart’s central Hauptbahnhof station to the fairytale-inspiring Black Forest and the delights of the Swabian Alps – plan on taking in Lichtenstein Castle, a perfect romantic vision in miniature, perched above a beautiful valley.

Where to stay in Stuttgart

Top hotels in Stuttgart

Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
Hospitalstr. 29, Stuttgart, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £17 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Neue Vorstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liederhalle Concert and Convention Center and Konigstrasse. Milaneo is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Berliner ...

3.3/5 (574 reviews)
Good value

"The hotel well positioned, very close to the centre. The hotel needs some updating but if you need just a cheap room and bed to sleep, it is perfect. No air conditioner but there was a working fan."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Hotel Astoria
Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin
Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin
5 out of 5
Arnulf-Klett-Platz 7, Stuttgart, BW
The price is £113 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Hauptbahnhof, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of State Gallery and Milaneo. Wilhelma Zoo and Porsche Arena are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"great location and great for conference link"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin
Hotel Astoria am Urachplatz
Hotel Astoria am Urachplatz
Rotenbergstr. 16, Stuttgart, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £17 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Ostheim, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Carl Zeiss Planetarium, Konigstrasse and Milaneo. Porsche Arena and Cannstatter Wasen are also within ...

3.3/5 (345 reviews)

"This was a cute cozy hotel near the park downtown. “Penny” grocery store next for and bus stops near."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Hotel Astoria am Urachplatz
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Stuttgart

CLOUD No7 APARTMENTS
CLOUD No7 APARTMENTS
4 out of 5
Wolframstraße 41-43, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg

Located in Am Pragfriedhof, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Milaneo and Konigstrasse. Porsche Arena and Mercedes Benz Museum are also within 3 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Expensive but Luxurious

"Very pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

CLOUD No7 APARTMENTS
ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
3 out of 5
Konrad-Zuse-Str.16, Boeblingen

Located in the heart of Boeblingen, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Motorworld Stuttgart and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mercedes Benz Factory. Stuttgart Trade ...

3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)

"Extremely clean!! If you are looking for a no fuss, food, train station, shopping, did I say extremely clean. This is the place for you."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

ipartment Böblingen - Sindelfingen
H23 Boardinghotel
H23 Boardinghotel
3 out of 5
Hauptstraße 23, Stuttgart, BW
The price is £93 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Vaihingen-Mitte, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Corso Cinema International and within 3 miles (5 km) of SI-Centrum Stuttgart and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Ich empfehle

"schönes Zimmer, schöne Ausstattung. Problemlos Zugang über digitaler Schlüssel auch perfekt in der Corona-Zeiten Alles passend mit dem Team abgestimmt. Gerne wieder!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2020

H23 Boardinghotel
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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Reviews of Stuttgart

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

City centre has good shops and indoor market but has no real attractions.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Dec 2019

Good food and shopping posibilities

4/5 - Good

Anonymous

19 Dec 2019

Good Christmas market

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Dec 2019

Went to Christmas market, Absolutely terrific. Stuttgart is a great place to shop,eat and have a nice time. People are friendly and all speak excellent English. I've been here for October fest at Kannestat 3 times also.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Dec 2019

Get to the departure gate at the airport early. They are now checking passports on leaving and the queue was 45 mins long.

4/5 - Good

MrsN

17 Oct 2019

We would recommend taking the Hop-On Hop-Off Citybus Tour as well as taking the S-Bahn to the Baroque Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg.

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