Altes SchlossRegional and children’s museum
The Old Castle – «Altes Schloss» – is situated in the middle of Stuttgart. It was built in the 10th century as a moated castle to protect the stud garden. It was not until the middle of the 16th century, under Duke Christoph von Württemberg, that the interior of the old castle was converted into a magnificent Renaissance palace and the focus shifted to the character of the castle. Today, the halls of the Old Castle are home to the regional museum, the «Junges Schloss» – «Young Castle» – children’s museum, and the memorial to Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg, who was involved in the attempt to assassinate Hitler on 20 July, 1944.