Stuttgart is the state capital of Baden-Württemberg that is among the wealthiest regions in Germany. So, the attractions in Stuttgart Germany are rich too. Located in the sheer slopes of the River Neckar valley, Stuttgart is world famous for its Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a manufacture of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars. Most of the attractions in Stuttgart Germany are set amidst the extended varying landscape of mountains and forest, which makes them even more alluring. For nature fans, the best part is that the two-third of the land is full of parks, gardens, and forest.
Many tourists annually visit this promising destination because Stuttgart is also the best point for exploring the Black Forest, the Swabian Albs and Lake Constance, Switzerland, Austria, and France within a drive of two to three hours.
Among all the attractions in Stuttgart Germany, I started my trip from the Mercedes-Benz Museum that boasts over 100 well maintained cars. Here, you will also see the first car of its kind. The museum exhibits the automobile history since its onset in 1886 up to the modern technological advancements. If you a fan of these cars, take up a tour of the factories and classic car workshops held by the museum, but you need to reserve in advance. Fortunately, there is no fee to visit the museum.
Visit the only zoological botanical garden of the country – the Wilhelma Gardens. Made for King Wilhelm I of Württemberg between 1842 and 1853, the garden now boasts over 8000 animals, ideal display of coral fish, orchids and a petting zoo for children. Check out for the timings, as they tend to vary.
Are you looking for some exceptional views of the city? Head to the Television Tower accessible through the Hohenheimer Strasse. Made in the 1950s from the reinforced concrete, this towers raises up to 710 feet. For the views, the viewing platform is at 490 feet above the street level. If you are hungry, a restaurant close to the viewing platform and one more at the bottom of the tower offer good meals.
I also did some great shopping at the well-known area called Konigstrasse that is a kilometre-long pedestrian area from the central station to Schulstrasse. Since 1953, this street is only reserved for pedestrians. It is really a charming mall for classy shopping with great department stores, special shops, and cafes. Further, the street artists from across the globe with their concerts and open-air plays make up for some good entertainment.
Now, it was the time to explore one of the major attractions in Stuttgart Germany known as the Schlossplatz – the Royal Square or Castle Square. This is where you can find the charming Renaissance and neo-classical palaces, fountains, statues, and sculptures. Check out for the Jubilee Column of 1841 that marked the silver jubilee of King Wilhelm I, ‘Concordia’ by Hofer, the two fountains of 1863, Königsbau that is a building of neo-classical column style with a long colonnade, and the palace that is converted to the Württemberg State Museum where summer concerts, theatre performances and a Christmas Market are organized. The baroque New Palace (Neues Schloss) is now the seat of the representatives of the State Parliament and the Inland Revenue and Cultural Ministries. For more works, go to the Kleiner Schlossplatz, which is only for the pedestrians.
Nestled close to the Porsche factory at a distance of 5 miles from the downtown, the Porsche Museum is the home of one million Porsche sports cars made from 1948. Here, you will find a myriad of classic and racing Porsches along with the fresh models and prototypes that were ever made. You can also grasp the opportunity of 1.5 hour factory tour starting at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day wherein you can know how these cars are made. Get to know its paint shop offering 2000 colors of choice and the hard testing technique. Reservations for the tour are necessary.
Need some mineral water treatment? Explore the mineral spas in the Bad Cannstatt district that are the largest ones in Europe. They produce more than 20 million of mineral water daily. Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul in its curative warm waters after some excursions and sightseeing.
Lastly, I visited the Old and New State Gallery boasting its own range of charming exhibit. It was commissioned by King Wilhelm I of Wuerttemberg between 1838 and 1843. Check out for the esteemed paintings, drawings, sculptures, watercolors, and prints since the 14th century.