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.

Stuttgart Central Station

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.

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.

Stuttgart Schauspielhaus

Stuttgart 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!

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 4

Located right next to the Haus der Geschichte, which exhibits underwear at the moment, the Staatsgalerie is already special due to its interesting architecture.

Haus der Geschichte Stuttgart

Strolling around in the Bohnenviertel

Stuttgart’s quarter Bohnenviertel has a very special touch and flair.

Bohnenviertel Stuttgart

Bohnenviertel Stuttgart

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.

Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart

Moreover, there is the Town Hall Stuttgart, not a real beauty, too.

Town Hall Stuttgart

Honestly, I have absolutely no idea why the Wilhelmsbau should be famous, but here you go!

Stuttgart Wilhelmsbau

Now, the more beautiful site of Stuttgart can be shown: Alte Kanzlei, Leonhardskirche, Kammertheater and the Markthalle add something to the city of Stuttgart.

Alte Kanzlei Stuttgart

Alte Kanzlei Stuttgart

Leonhardskirche Stuttgart

Leonhardskirche Stuttgart

Leonhardskirche Stuttgart

Leonhardskirche Stuttgart

Stuttgart Kammertheater

Kammertheater Stuttgart

Markthalle Stuttgart

Markthalle 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!

New Castle Stuttgart

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.

Art Museum Stuttgart

Our last impression of the otherwise historical Stuttgart was the very modern Kubus, an art museum.

 

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11 Comments on “City Guide: Stuttgart

  1. It’s always nice to visit new cities, even if there’s not much to see. I think I’m a bit weird as I always try to associate the smell of the wind/the feeling/the ambiance to the city name and I’d always remember the feeling and not the names of the places I visited. 🙂

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  3. I visited the city last summer, but it was mainly because I wanted to visit the Mercedes Museum, that should be a large attraction in Stuttgart! City feels very industrial to me probably for that reason and I might be wrong but I think the city was bombed during WW2 hence the more industrial looking buildings built after the war.

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