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Must-see sights in Stuttgart

The pulsating metropolis in the south of Germany offers its guests an excellent balance of leisure time activities. Expect architectural masterpieces, a rich arts and cultural scene, first-class musicals, international sporting events, the best in shopping and numerous other exciting activities.

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Excursions at a glance

mercedes benz museum

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Mercedes-Benz Museum

13,7 km

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world to take visitors through the full 125 years of automobile history. Discover 160 cars and more than 1500 exhibits across a total area of 16,500 m².

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

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State Gallery, Stuttgart

8 km

The State Gallery in Stuttgart was opened in 1843 as a museum of fine arts. The gallery exhibits paintings from the late Middle Ages onwards as well as sculptures from the 19th century and later. In addition, it houses an extensive collection of prints.

Porsche Museum

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Porsche Museum

18 km

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart delights visitors with 80 vehicles and a journey through the history of Porsche. The exhibition is showcased across an area of 5,600 square metres.

Outletcity Metzingen

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Outletcity Metzingen

37 km

With over 60 different stores, Outletcity Metzingen is one of the largest outlet locations in Germany. Countless brands sell their clothes at significantly reduced prices.

SI Centrum Stuttgart

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3 km

The SI-Centrum in Stuttgart-Möhringen is one of the biggest entertainment centres in the Stuttgart region and attracts around 2 million visitors every year.


© Wilhelma


The zoological and botanical gardens

13 km

Wilhelma is a historic palace complex and the only one in Germany with zoological and botanical gardens. Around 11,500 different animals from all over the world live on 30 hectares of land.

Stuttgart Opera

8 km
oper stuttgart

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Stuttgart Opera is one of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. It has seating for 1,404 guests, with an amphitheatre-style arrangement spread across three galleries.

Opening hours


TUE to FRI, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


SAT 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Königstraße 1D, 70173 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 –  20 32 223


Schloss Solitude

10 km
Schloss Solitude

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This outstanding building from the late Rococo period is considered the most ambitious and personal creation of Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg.

Opening hours


TUE to SAT 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

and 01:30 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.

SUN and holidays 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.



Solitude 1, 70197 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 – 69 66 99


Old Palace, Stuttgart

9 km
Altes Schloss Stuttgart

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The Old Palace on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz dates back to the 10th century and was originally constructed as a moated fortress to protect the Stutengarten (the stud land that gave Stuttgart its name).

Opening hours



10:00 a.m – 05:00 p.m.

MON closed



Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 – 895 351 11


Stuttgart Planetarium

9 km

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In the middle of the palace gardens is the Carl Zeiss Planetarium. Since 2007, the planetarium has had a full-dome laser machine capable of producing full-dome laser projections.

Opening hours


TUE to FR 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m, 02:00 p.m. to 04:30 p.m.

WED and FR 07:00 p.m. – 09:30 p.m., SAT and SUN 01:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

MON closed



Willy-Brandt-Straße 25, 70173 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 – 216 89015



12 km

© Schleyerhalle

Built in 1983, the hall was completely modernised from 2005-2006 and can now welcome up to 13,000 standing and seated guests.

Opening hours


Vary depending on the event



Mercedesstraße 50, 70372 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 – 955 440


Mercedes-Benz Arena

13 km
Mercedes Benz Arena

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The Mercedes-Benz Arena is at the heart of the Neckarpark and home to the Vfb Stuttgart football club. With a standing-room capacity of 11,225 as well as 54,812 seats, it can accommodate a total of 60,449 spectators.

Opening hours


Vary depending on the event



Mercedesstraße 87, 70372 Stuttgart

Tel.: 01806 – 99 1893

Stuttgart TV Tower

7 km
Fernsehturm Suttgart

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Landmark of the city, the 216.6 metre-high Stuttgart TV Tower was opened in 1956 and functions as a telecommunications and observation tower.

Opening hours


MON – THU 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fr to SUN and holidays 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Jahnstraße 120

70597 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711 232 597

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