Stuttgart is not yet on your bucket list? Well, you should definitely change that! We show you the best travel tips for Stuttgart.
When Is the Best Time to Travel to Stuttgart?
The climate in Stuttgart corresponds to the typical weather conditions of Southwestern Germany: The winter months are cold and wet, the summer months are pleasantly warm and rarely hot. Ideal for a short city trip. However, Stuttgart is not just particularly beautiful in the summer months of June, July and August, but also in autumn, especially in September and October. Since viticulture is more present in Stuttgart than in any other German city, particularly wine lovers can expect an excellent grape harvest and numerous wine festivals at this time of the year.
What Are the Must-Sees in Stuttgart?
Hard to miss and the largest square in the city: The Schlossplatz in Stuttgart. The Schlossplatz ("palace square") is a meeting place for hustle and bustle as well as ancient history. From the New and Old Palace to the Jubiläumssäule ("anniversary column") and historic fountains, you can literally feel the history of Stuttgart here. Right in the middle of it all? Numerous locals of Stuttgart, lying down on the meadow, enjoying the sun and a cool drink and celebrating being together. So, grab yourself a drink, find a nice spot on the meadow and let the city atmosphere work its magic!
Solitude Palace Stuttgart
The Solitude Palace is an absolute must-see in Stuttgart. The castle was built in the 18th century and is situated slightly elevated above Stuttgart. In this way, one can not only admire the beautiful rococo building, but also get an impressive view over the city. A view into the castle is also recommended. It is equipped with original furniture from the rococo and classicist periods and thus takes you back in time.
Tip: If you visit Solitude Palace, you should also visit the nearby Solitude Cemetery.
City Library of Stuttgart
The most photographed motif of Stuttgart? The city library. If you search for the hashtag #Stuttgart on Instagram, you will find numerous pictures of the popular library. Reasonable? Absolutely! The building on Mailänder Platz was planned symmetrically and straight down to the smallest detail and is relatively cool and sober in terms of the play of colors and light. This often gives you the feeling that Photoshop is involved. But we can assure you: Even in reality the public library seems surreal and is an absolute masterpiece of the South Korean architect Eun Young Yi. Therefore, on a city trip to Stuttgart, visiting the public library is a must.
What Should You Definitely Do in Stuttgart?
Visiting Wilhelma Stuttgart
Until the 1950s a botanical garden, now the popular zoo of Stuttgart. With more than 11,000 different types of animals, the zoological garden Stuttgart has a lot to offer and is by far one of the most beautiful zoos in Germany. The botanical garden has also been preserved to this day and thus gives Wilhelma a very special touch.
The daily opening hours of the zoological garden are from 8:15 am to 8:00 pm. Tickets cost up to 16 EUR for adults and 8 EUR for children from six to 17 years of age during the summer months.
Strolling Through Stuttgart's Market Hall
Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish: The market hall of Stuttgart, designed in art nouveau style, does not just offer a lot for architecture enthusiasts, but also accommodates over 30 traders' stands and restaurants. Gourmets will definitely get their money's worth in the Stuttgart market hall with a mix of regional and international offers. Those who want to try out the various stands should bring enough time with them.
The market hall of Stuttgart is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm and on Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Do Some Wine Tasting
Speaking of gourmets: As one of the most popular wine cities in Germany, wine tasting in Stuttgart is a must. Depending on the season, you can expect different offers. Of course, late summer is a popular time here and is characterised by numerous wine festivals and wine walks, but there are also various wine tastings throughout the year, such as the Friday wine tasting in the Stuttgart Wine Museum. Various wines can be sampled and purchased in authentic surroundings. Absolutely recommendable!
The Friday wine tasting always takes place on Friday and you can even participate without advance reservation. Tickets are available from 19 EUR.
Where Do You Have the Best View Across Stuttgart?
There are numerous possibilities to explore Stuttgart from above. Due to the hilly surroundings, you can get a bird's eye view of the city from various locations. For example at Weissenburgpark, Eugensplatz or from Karlshöhe. If you are looking for the ultimate panorama, the city's landmark, the television tower, is the best choice. At a height of more than 200 metres, the television tower offers an incredible view of the entire city of Stuttgart and its surroundings. Our tip: The sunset is particularly atmospheric!
Where Do You Eat Best in Stuttgart?
If you are planning a city trip to Stuttgart, you should definitely try the traditional "Maultaschen". These dumplings filled with sausage meat and spinach are not only the favourite dish of many locals, but are also very popular among tourists. For those who like it rustic and authentic, we recommend the Maultaschen at Maultaschenhäusle, Weinstube Mögle or Gasthaus zur Linde. If you want to try the best Spätzle in town, you should visit the Stuttgarter Stäffele. Here you can taste numerous Swabian specialities and fill your stomach in a traditional and cosy atmosphere.
Flights to Stuttgart With Austrian Airlines
Tasting the best "Maultaschen" of the city, enjoying the panorama of Stuttgart with a glass of wine in your hand or just letting the hustle and bustle pass by at Stuttgart's Schlossplatz? Sounds good? Then book your next flight with Austrian Airlines right now and impress your followers with a cool picture from the Stuttgart City Library: