Stuttgart was my absolute favourite place to visit during our time in Germany. With a population of more than 2.5 million in the metropolitan area, they have done an amazing job to create a peaceful and stunning city. Germany is the playground of all things automobile related, so it was an absolute must to check out at least one of the few Museums while here.
A few of the main highlights we really loved in Stuttgart include:
1. Porsche Museum
We only had time for one, so it was a toss up between the Mercedes-Benz or the Porsche Museum. After much debate, we decided to check out the Porsche Museum for a few hours before heading out to see all the other sites.
If you are a lover of beautiful cars, than this is a must for you. The building itself was designed by the Viennese architect Delugan Meissl to create a modern and clean interior with all white everything. The museum showcases approx. 80 vehicles in the 5,600 square metre space with an additional 200 smaller items on display.
- Address: Porscheplatz 1 D, 70435 Stuttgart
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: Open Tue-Sun 9am-6pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays
- Phone: +49 711 911 209 11
- Website: www.porsche.com
2. The Mercedes-Benz Museum
Although we didn’t have a chance to stop here, The Mercedes-Benz Museum is truly one of Stuttgart’s main tourist attractions. The the exterior alone, you are drawn in by the amazing award-winning architectural design which is carried out throughout the interior as well.
The 9 floor of history, it’s like walking through time viewing more than 160 vehicles and dated parts.
- Address: Mercedesstr. 100, Stuttgart
- Email: email@example.com
- Opening hours: Open daily 9am-6pm
- Phone: +49 711 17 30 000
- Website: www.mercedes-benz-classic.com
3. Schlossplatz Stuttgart (Palace Square)
If there was one place I could spend all my time in Stuttgart, it would be at the stunning Schlossplatz Stuttgart, also known as the Palace Square. Surrounded by contrasting historical and modern buildings, the centre of the square acts as a peaceful grounds for relaxing in the afternoon sun.
Both the beautiful Old and New Palace can be found here, now housing an art museum that can be viewed at your leisure. Fountains, shopping, and historic monuments can also be found within the square, which has become a popular meeting point for locals. The square doesn’t have a shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants either. Palace Square is surrounded with cafes and restaurants, all with outdoor seating to enjoy the sun and people watch with a drink in hand.
- Address: Schlossplatz Stuttgart, 70173 Stuttgart
- Public Transport: Stop Schlossplatz
- Stuttgarters speak a local dialect, known as Schwäbisch. Most speak this dialect, however you will find that the German language is also spoken throughout the city.
- Stuttgart is the 6th largest city in Germany
- The city is full of mineral springs. Spend an afternoon at either the Leuze or Mineral Bad Cannstatt. Both have also excellent sauna facilities
- Banks close for lunch on weekdays, usually between 1pm and 2pm
- A large number of restaurants and stores will only accept MasterCard or VISA for payment
- City Centre will have almost no stores open on Sundays
- Public toilet facilities are not free here
- The main shopping street in Stuttgart is the Königstraße which starts at the main railway station
- Market square -“Marktplatz am Rathaus” has a public market on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings.