Stuttgart

Travel Guide
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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

Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe
Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe
4 out of 5
Schwertstr. 65, Sindelfingen, BW, 71065
The price is £57 per night from 17 Sep to 18 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sindelfingen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (565 reviews)
"The breakfast was a bit of a disappointment... Too few choices, on bread in particular."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe
the niu Mesh
the niu Mesh
3 out of 5
Vor dem Lauch 16, Stuttgart, 70567
The price is £58 per night from 19 Aug to 20 Aug
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Stuttgart. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Palladium Theater and Konigstrasse are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (141 reviews)
"Great place to stay. Walking distance to subway that can take you to Stuttgart central or airport. Walking distance to grocery store, breakfast place."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

the niu Mesh
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
4 out of 5
Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW, 70174
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £98 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Stuttgart. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
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.
CLOUD No7 LOFTS
CLOUD No7 LOFTS
4 out of 5
Strombergstr. 15, Stuttgart, 70188
The price is £76 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Stuttgart. Enjoy free WiFi, an on-site corner shop and dry cleaning or laundry services. Popular attractions Mercedes Benz Museum ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Unglaublich guter Service, super gemütliche Unterkunft - nur zu empfehlen 5/5 Sterne"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

CLOUD No7 LOFTS
HARBR. boardinghouse
HARBR. boardinghouse
3 out of 5
Wilhelm-Bleyle-Straße 6, Ludwigsburg, BW, 71636
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Ludwigsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Porsche Museum and Wilhelma ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden. Sehr gerne wieder."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

HARBR. boardinghouse
Adina Apartment Hotel Stuttgart
Adina Apartment Hotel Stuttgart
4 out of 5
KOPENHAGENER STRASSE 3, Stuttgart, 70173
The price is £98 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Stuttgart. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Mercedes Benz Museum and Milaneo are located ...
3.5/5 Good! (11 reviews)
Funky little venue near shopping/station
"Great bar staff!"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Stuttgart
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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