Stuttgart

Surrounded by one of Germany’s largest wine-growing regions, Stuttgart beckons cultural junkies with its acclaimed ballet, opera and philharmonic, while auto fans get revved up over the Mercedes Benz Museum. There’s more green space than urban sprawl in the festival-friendly city, home to Europe’s largest zoo and botanic garden combo, the Wilhelma. The WŸrttembergisches Landesmuseum, in one of the city’s oldest structures, traces area history from the Stone Age. Buses or subway provide handy transport.

Cannstatter Volksfest

Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart strikes a perfect balance between its funfair and beer celebration, managing to draw both families looking for wholesome fun and revelers seeking rowdier excitement. Over 17 days in late September and early October, about 4 million visitors sample the giant array of funfair rides and attractions, sway under the vibrant canopies of giant beer tents, and peruse...

Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History

The Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History is one of Baden-Württemberg’s most popular museums. A total of 6200 m² exhibition space and numerous activities guarantee an entertaining visit and provide interesting insights into the evolution and diversity of life. The exhibitions are housed in two separate buildings. In the Museum am Löwentor, you can find the paleontological exhibition,...

Staatsgalerie

With its rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century to the present, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is among Germany’s most popular museums. Both its impressive museum complex and its holdings mirror the link between tradition and modernity. The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart presents its superb collection on some 9,000 square metres of exhibition space offered by the old building...

Fernsehturm Stuttgart

The world's very first television tower is to be found in Stuttgart. For more than 60 years now the 217-metre-high tower has defied wind and weather. When building commenced, many of Stuttgart's inhabitants were doubtful as to whether the first ever tower to be constructed from reinforced concrete would hold. After a construction period lasting 20 months, the Stuttgart Television Tower was...

Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Museum celebrates the automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886: it relates its history and tells its stories, bringing both alive by placing them in the context of technology, day-to-day life, social history and popular culture. More than 160 vehicles of all types are the main protagonists. They range from some of the oldest automobiles ever built to legendary racing cars and futuristic...

Stuttgart Christmas Market

For nearly a month leading up to Christmas, the Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt welcomes over 3 million visitors to shop for wood toys, figurines, and antiques and warm their bellies with mulled wine and fresh gingerbread. Little ones scoot about Children's Fairyland, riding the steam train, designing their own candles, and snacking on chocolate-covered fruit. The market's nativity scene features...