Stuttgart in one day
Fortunately several of Stuttgart's main attractions are located in the heart of the city, only a stone's throw away from each other. The New and Old Palaces, the Königsbau Arcade and the Museum of Art border Stuttgart's main meeting place: Palace Square - a "must" for visitors to Stuttgart and an ideal starting point for a tour of the city centre.
Get a general impression by going to the top of the Museum of Art - the view is fantastic! And if you feel like it, you can recharge your batteries with an espresso in its "Cube" restaurant, or enjoy an exquisite meal there in the evening (reservations recommended).
For those in a hurry: some of the best hamburgers in Stuttgart are served at Udo-Snack - fast food with tradition in Calwer Straße, and popular not only with night owls.
For art and architecture lovers the State Gallery is also a special highlight, with world-class art exhibitions in the building designed by the famous architect Sir James Stirling.
For car enthusiasts the automobile museums are not to be missed: at the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum there's so much to see that you need to allow several hours for your visit. And if you only have one day at your disposal, it's better to choose one of them - and save the other museum for the next time you're in Stuttgart.
If your focus is on shopping, go to Königstraße for well-known fashion chains, the area around the Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church) for exclusive labels, and the Gerberviertel (Tanners' Quarter) for individual boutiques. Also very recommendable: The hip shopping area FLUXUS with unique shops and cafés. In Calwer Straße you'll find attractive gabled and timbered buildings, exclusive stores and international restaurants.
For a short stay with a maximum of sightseeing, our Stuttgart Citytour (Hop-on / Hop-off) is ideal: Discover fascinating TopStops - and get on and off the bus wherever you please. And with the StuttCard you can enjoy free admission in all museums and lots of other attractive reductions!