City Guide: Stuttgart
Stuttgart, a city in the South of Germany, definitely is not a very touristic city. Despite the fact that there are some attractions to see, Stuttgart is not really designed to tourists – I’m sorry, but this is going to be hard for everyone not speaking German as most of the “sights” simply don’t have an English name. But sightseeing is not about the titles of the buildings anyway, isn’t it?
Central Station Stuttgart and New Palace Stuttgart are pretty much the most important and famous things to see in Stuttgart.
Thus, they are even equipped with an English name! Not so Haus der Geschichte, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Alte Kanzlei or Bohnenviertel. However, you just don’t have to be irritated by the names!
Starting at Schlossgarten Stuttgart
Sightseeing in Stuttgart started for us at our recently reviewed Hotel Am Schlossgarten Stuttgart.
Not any surprisingly, we started our tour through Stuttgart at the Schlossgarten and discovered after just a few meters the “Schauspielhaus” and the Opera.
Moving on to Staatsgalerie
Galerie means gallery in English. Nevertheless, the Staatsgalerie we took a look at from the outside is by no means a usual gallery!
Located right next to the Haus der Geschichte, which exhibits underwear at the moment, the Staatsgalerie is already special due to its interesting architecture.
Strolling around in the Bohnenviertel
Stuttgart’s quarter Bohnenviertel has a very special touch and flair.
Colorful historical buildings, some smaller streets and many restaurants characterize Stuttgart’s Bohnenviertel. Personally, we loved strolling around in there and wouldn’t have missed it!
Important buildings in Stuttgart
Stuttgart has many beautiful corners and buildings, but as just mentioned, corners and buildings, not whole passages. What is not that beautiful, but nevertheless important, is the Württembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart.
Moreover, there is the Town Hall Stuttgart, not a real beauty, too.
Honestly, I have absolutely no idea why the Wilhelmsbau should be famous, but here you go!
Now, the more beautiful site of Stuttgart can be shown: Alte Kanzlei, Leonhardskirche, Kammertheater and the Markthalle add something to the city of Stuttgart.
The Schlossgarten got its name for a reason
Being very short of time, our tour through Stuttgart came to an end yet. Wait! Not without the New Castle!
The best comes last. The New Castle Stuttgart was built in the 18th century and was supposed to serve as a residence for dukes and kings of Württemberg.
Worthy of a castle, it is surely surrounded by a large park! As the castle is located very centrally in the city, it was very easy to follow the pedestrian zone back to our hotel.
Our last impression of the otherwise historical Stuttgart was the very modern Kubus, an art museum.