panoramic view to stuttgart

With a flight of approximately 2 hours from Ireland, Stuttgart isn’t only a good destination for a short break, it’s also a great starting point for a trip through the south of Germany. With almost 630.000 inhabitants it’s the sixth-largest city of Germany and really worth visiting. Check out or top tips of things to do so you make the most of your time in Stuttgart.

 


1 – Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart

 

If you are in Stuttgart, you need to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Stuttgart is the Headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and is a trademark for the city.

In this Museum, 160 vehicles and over 1500 exhibits are presented in an area of 16.500 square metres on nine levels. Throughout the year, there are special exhibitions, one-off events and as well a range of attractions for children.

 


2 –  Television Tower

Television Tower Stuttgart

 

The Television Tower is located on the hill “Hoher Bopser” in Stuttgart and has an impressive height of 217 metres. It was built in only 20 months, beginning in 1954. Originally built for transmission of television and radio stations, it is only broadcasting radio stations now.

In 2013 the tower was closed to the public due to fire safety regulations, but it reopened in January 2016 so it’s accessible for the public again. If you want to eat something and enjoy the view, there also is a Restaurant on the inside of the tower.

 


3 – Stuttgart City Library

Stuttgart City Library

 

It seems like a big cube from the outside, but as you go inside you will see that it’s an architectural masterpiece. Designed by the Korean Architect Eun Young Yi, the library was moved from its first location, the Wilhelm’s Palace, into this new cube shaped building in 2011. It also received the national award as Library of the Year in 2013.

Due to the design it allows you to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a nearly empty room with just a small water feature at the bottom, books surrounding you on five floors and a glass roof which is lightening up the room.

 


4 –Koenigstrasse

Koenigstrasse shopping area Stuttgart

 

If you are a fashion lover, be sure to visit the Koenigstrasse in Stuttgart. There are loads of different shops you can go in and buy some cool things. But even if you don’t want to spend money, it is also an enjoyable walk through the street to have a look at the different shops, buildings and people.

 


5 – Palace Square

palace square stuttgart

 

When passing through the Koenigstrasse you would’ve probably seen it anyway. In case you would’ve missed it we are listing it here to be sure you won’t just run past it. This is a great place to relax between or after your shopping as well as in between of any other events you are doing in Stuttgart. There is lots of space to sit down on benches or in the meadow with a great view towards the New Castle of Stuttgart.

For guided tours inside the Castle contact info@ssg.bwl.de, as you aren’t allowed to go into the castle for yourself and guided tours are only available at irregular intervals.

 

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Travel Insurance for Stuttgart

If you do end up making plans to travel to Stuttgart, make sure you have travel insurance for your trip.

Travel insurance is important, if you become ill or suffer an accident you are prepared. Remember that you’ll also be covered against all other mishaps that might befall you during your trip, such as lost luggage or cancelled/delayed flights.

Choose single trip travel insurance if your trip is likely to be your only travelling of the year, or go for annual multi-trip travel insurance if you’re likely to do more travelling during the year too.

Whatever policy you choose with Insure My Holiday, you are assured of a high standard of cover at a low price.

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  • Personal Money and Documents Cover of €2,000
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  • Abandonment Cover of €6,000
  • Missed Departure Cover of €600
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  • Personal Liability Cover of €2,000,000
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Interested in more of our destinations in Germany? Why not have a look at our article about Cologne.