Stuttgart Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Stuttgart
Stuttgart, one of southwest Germany’s biggest cities has lots of cool stuff to discover. As the home of Mercedes Benz, good German food and a small but lively gay scene, it’s a city worth visiting! Start here with my basic Stuttgart travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Stuttgart travel blogs.
When to Visit
Like most of Germany, Stuttgart has four very distinct seasons. Summer is hot and humid and is when the town gets its most visitors, but I think autumn is also a great time to visit, as everything looks prettier under the golden hue of the leaves, and it is of course also the time of year for beer!. In winter, there are Christmas markets and it will often snow and get very cold, but as long as you dress appropriately you’ll be fine. Spring can also be nice, but it will be chilly and you may not be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as other times of year.
Top Things To See
Mercedes Benz Museum – The city’s most famous sight, this museum is an impressive work of architecture with a cool layout and an interesting concept for how to explore it: there are two parallel tours you can take and you can switch from one to the other at any point thanks to the unique layout of the building.
Stuttgart City Library – Probably the most Instagrammable library in Germany if not the world, this beautiful public library is a great place to chill out or work…and (obviously) read.
House of History – This museum of Baden-Württemburg’s (Stuttgart’s state) history displays more than 200 years of happenings in the area, as well as giving a lot of political context. It’s a multi-media experience, and kid-friendly too.
Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Stuttgart will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Stuttgart tours.
LGBT – Gay Stuttgart Travel Guide
These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Stuttgart.
Kings Club – Popular with a mixed crowd, this is one of the oldest gay establishments in the city and hosts a range of different nights, including regular karaoke evenings.
K29 – With a dance floor in an old vaulted cellar, this is the place to come in Stuttgart on Saturday night.
Monroe’s – A cool bar with a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, this is a good place to come with a group or make some new friends!
More gay travel resources here.
Stuttgart Hotel Deals
Stuttgart has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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