Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

    • Wilhelma

      Zoological and botanical gardens
      The combination of zoological and botanical gardens and the historic park is unique in the world. Come and admire the 8000 animals from over 1000 species and 6000 different plant types – all contained within what used to be a royal garden. The backdrop and atmosphere ensure that your visit is much more than just a visit to the zoo. In addition to the exciting expedition into the world of the animals and plants, you can also go on mini journey back in time through the country’s history.

      Wilhelmaplatz 13
      70376 Stuttgart
      +49 711 540 20
    • Cable car

      Charming and historic
      The charming funicular railway goes from the Südheimer Platz to the forest cemetery. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back to the 1920s on the four-minute ride into the peaceful forest idyll, surrounded by lots of teak, brass and enamel. This link to Heslach and Stuttgart’s forest cemetery has been in existence since 1929. It glides along almost silently, and guided tours are also offered. You can learn all about the history of the funicular – imparted with skill and humour – and visit the burial sites of well-known Stuttgart personalities in the cemetery. There is a charge for the tour, which lasts a little over 2 hours. Please book in advance.

      Südheimer Platz
      70199 Stuttgart
      +49 711 788 526 87
    • Zacke

      Rack railway
      Stuttgart’s famous rack railway, affectionately called the «Zacke» – «spike» – has been running tirelessly up the steep route from the Marienplatz to Degerloch every day since 1884. The views from the railway are fabulous, and show Stuttgart and its hilly wine-growing landscape in all its glory. The Zacke is also the only rack railway in Germany that is used as «normal» public transport particularly by daily commuters.

      Valley station: Marienplatz
      Mountain station: Degerloch
    • Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

      Pure baroque
      Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the largest Baroque buildings in Europe to survive in its original condition. It consists of a magnificent residential palace, several summer residences and a large garden. Dip into various eras and experience the flair of bygone days, such as Baroque and Rococo through to Classicism, here in Ludwigsburg, about 15 km from Stuttgart. A tour of the royal and magnificent halls is an absolute highlight.

      Schlossstrasse 30
      71634 Ludwigsburg
      +49 7141 182 004
    • Neues Schloss

      The Schlossplatz and Neue Schloss form the heart of the city of Stuttgart. The foundation stone for the castle was laid in 1746 by command of the then Duke Carl Eugene of Württemberg. The large, three-winged Baroque residence is typical of the era. After being destroyed in 1944, it was completely rebuilt between 1958 and 1964, and today is used for ministries and as state rooms. Incidentally, the castle’s basement vaults are home to the Roman Lapidarium, which has an impressive collection of stone monuments.

      Schlossplatz 4
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 725 174 2770
    • Television Tower Stuttgart

      Sightseeing classic
      Due to a lack of fire safety visitors had to do almost three years without this popular attraction. Reopened in January 2016 the tower appears also with a chic new interior! The breath-taking view of the city, the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura still remains the same though. Very recommendable: dinner with a view in the tower’s own restaurant. By the way, the Stuttgart Fernsehturm is the first TV tower in the world!
      Jahnstrasse 120
      70597 Stuttgart
      +49 711 232 597
    • Schlossplatz

      The heart of the city
      The Schlossplatz – «castle square» – is in the middle of Stuttgart. Fringed by impressive historic buildings such as the New Castle and the popular Königstrasse shopping street, there are parks and greenery for relaxing in summer. The fountains provide refreshment, the cafés around the square the necessary fortification. In winter there is a delightful Christmas Market and an ice rink for skating.

      70173 Stuttgart
    • Altes Schloss

      Regional 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.

      Schillerplatz 6
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 89 535 111
    • Outletcity

      Exclusive labels
      The shopping paradise for brand lovers and bargain-hunters is just three-quarters of an hour from the middle of Stuttgart. Hugo Boss, Bogner, Schiesser, Joop, Diesel, Calvin Klein – the list of exclusive labels seems endless. Outletcity is perfect for a stylish day’s shopping - and when you’ve had enough, take a break in the café with a sweet or savoury snack. It’s particularly easy to get here by Shopping Shuttle (tickets can be booked online) or by train from Stuttgart main station.

      Reutlinger Strasse 63
      72555 Metzingen
      +49 7123 178 99 78
    • Ave Anziehsachen

      Selected products
      If you’re a more discerning shopper, then be sure to allow plenty of time to visit Ave Anziehsachen. This spacious store close to the Königstrasse is arranged accordingly. It offers only selected ladies’ and men’s collections by exciting labels such as Humanoid, Zatchels, FilippaK and Acne. The excellent and highly knowledgeable advice is well worth a mention.

      Sophienstrasse 32
      70178 Stuttgart
      +49 711 226 50 23
    • Breuninger

      Exclusive department store
      Luxury and exclusivity on over 35,000 square metres. Stuttgart is home to the flagship of the exclusive Breuninger chain of department stores. The range and selection are exquisite and international. Brands such as Chloé, Gucci, Fendi and Burberry are displayed here at their very best. And for sustenance and fabulous views, head for the restaurant on the fourth floor, while delicious snacks are served in the Confiserie.

      Marktstrasse 1-3
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 211 0
    • Abseits Germany

      Stylish and exclusive
      This is where Stuttgart’s ‘in' crowd comes for its popular and stylish designer items. It stocks the latest fashion trends for ladies and gentlemen. The rows are filled with select collections by popular and exclusive labels such as Golden Goose, Dsquared, Iro and UGG. The perfect place for label lovers and fashionistas.

      Kleiner Schlossplatz 13-15
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 621 14 51
    • Blutsgeschwister

      Colourful Stuttgart label
      The unique flagship store L’Aufbrezelsteg (it gets its name from the 8-metre catwalk on the shop’s top floor) has a ladies’ and a kids’ selection as well as a range of special accessories. The Blutgeschwister label is unique, and its particular appeal lies in the colours and patterns of the collections. The Stuttgart brand has long acquired cult status, and happily has always remained true to its style. It’s simply warm and friendly.

      Breite Strasse 4
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 722 332 68
    • The Gerber

      Sophisticated shopping
      If you think the Milaneo is too enormous and random, the Gerber is just the right place for you. The city mall, which is located in the district of the same name, houses 85 shops and focuses on more unknown, high-quality brands, besides the usual suspects. When it comes to food and drinks, the range varies from typical Swabian Maultaschen (similar to ravioli) to exotic burger creations and Indian specialties.
      Sophienstrasse 21
      70178 Stuttgart
      +49 711 2804 190
    • Milaneo Shopping Mall

      All in one
      Outstanding shopping opportunities and Baden-Württembergs largest mall - the Milaneo boasts with 200 shops, cafés and restaurants. The generous architecture and the bright courtyards offer a pleasant and breezy atmosphere while shopping. If you’re hungry, take your pick from the abundant food court options. Just the right thing to do if the outdoor activity falls through due to bad weather.
      Mailänder Platz 7
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 5409 300
    • Königstrasse

      Shopping street
      The 1.2 km shopping street reaches from Stuttgart's main station to the Wilhelmsbau. It’s a wonderful walk past delightful shops and big brands such as Zara, H&M and Hallhuber, and the smart boutiques of Rena Lange, Swarovski or WMF. The perfect place to start your exploration of Stuttgart as a shopping city.

      70173 Stuttgart
    • Staatstheater Stuttgart

      Opera, theatre and ballet
      The former Royal Court Theatre is now home to the Staatstheater (playhouse), the Staatsoper (opera house) and the world-famous Stuttgart ballet. Together with the newly-built playhouse, it is the biggest theatre in the world to offer all three art forms. The 90-minute guided tours are highly recommended. They show what really goes on in a theatre during the day, what it’s like behind the scenes, and how people work in the theatre workshops. Exciting – even for children!

      Oberer Schlossgarten 6
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 202 09 0
    • Mercedes-Benz Museum

      Automobile history to today
      Learn all about the history of the automobile from 1886 in this architecturally impressive building. That was the year when Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler completed their pioneering invention: the automobile. The museum consists of nine levels with some 160 vehicles and 1500 exhibits. On the one hand, it is about the myth and history of the Mercedes-Benz marquee, and on the other about the thematic presentation of the variety of vehicles. The museum also offers unique special exhibitions as well as a wide range of offers for children. Closed on Mondays.

      Mercedesstrasse 100
      70372 Stuttgart
      +49 711 173 00 00
    • Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

      Large collection
      The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is housed in a highly impressive glass cube on the Kleiner Schlossplatz that is visible from afar. In addition to the exciting, regularly changing special exhibitions, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart greatly rates the approximately 15,000 words of art in its possession. There are also numerous events and programmes for children, teenagers, families and senior citizens to bring them all a little closer to the subject of art.

      Kleiner Schlossplatz 1
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 216 196 00
    • Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

      Focus on the 20th century
      With its rich stock of paintings and sculptures, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is one of the most visited museums in Germany. The main collection focuses on 20th century art by artists including Klee, Picasso and Beckmann. In addition to the permanent collection, there are also regular interesting changing exhibitions.

      Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 30
      70173 Stuttgart
      +49 711 470 40 250


    The museum Haus der Geschichte is a really exciting presentation of history. Here you can see over 200 years of history from Baden-Württemberg. The photos, films, info stations, and interactive installations make the exhibitions an extremely interesting experience.

    Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg
    Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 16
    70173 Stuttgart
    +49 711 212 39 89

    Experiencing nature with the whole family – this you can do best in the Killesbergpark. And you don’t have far to go either, because the park lies at the centre of the city. Here you’ll find fun and relaxation for young and old: expansive green areas, a sea of flowers, a petting zoo with llamas, goats, and Co., and a railway that takes you through the park. Every summer there’s a beautiful Lichterfest, or lantern festival, with music, food, and fireworks. The park also has an observation tower where you can enjoy a fabulous view of Stuttgart.

    Höhenpark Killesberg
    70192 Stuttgart