The lower part of the Königstraße up as far as the Schlossplatz (Palace Square) was laid out at the beginning of the 19th century during the reign of Friedrich, the first king of Württemberg, when he moved the royal stables and the Eberhardskirche (St. Eberhard's Church) here from Solitude Palace. The start of the pedestrian precinct, where Stuttgart Marketing GmbH's "i-Punkt" tourist information centre is now located, was once the site of the Königstor, or King's Gate, before its remains were demolished in 1922.

For the 1977 national gardening exhibition the approx. 400 metres of the lower Königstraße were redesigned as a pedestrian precinct with fountains, trees, kiosks and playground equipment by the Stuttgart architects' office Behnisch.

Nowadays Königstrasse is a busy shopping boulevard 1.2 kilometres long with specialist shops, department stores, cafés, restaurants and relaxation areas. One of Germany's longest and finest shopping thoroughfares, it begins opposite the main railway station and runs right through the heart of the city. Other streets to the right and left of it, such as Eberhardstrasse, Stiftstrasse and stylish Calwer Strasse are equally inviting, with elegant shops and boutiques.

Opening hours

Aufgrund der aktuellen Corona Lage haben die meisten Einrichtungen geschlossen oder geänderte Öffnungszeiten. Bitte prüfe die Öffnungszeiten vor deinem Besuch nochmal über die Webseite

Location & Contact

70173 Stuttgart

VVS timetable information

Plan your Arrival with the VVS
VVS timetable information

CityTour Stuttgart

Stuttgart Citytour

Hop-on / Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

You can get on and off the bus at any of the stops, just as you please. Each hop on / hop off-ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you have plenty of time to explore the city.

from € 18.00

Book now