Stuttgart in three days
If you spend three days or more in Stuttgart, you can explore not just the city centre and the "must sees". Use the Stuttgart in Two Days programme for guidance and add an extra excursion (or several)...
Breathtaking panoramas amidst the vineyards: the burial chapel of the House of Württemberg is well worth a visit. King Wilhelm I had the mausoleum built as a sign of his eternal love for his consort, Queen Katharina, who died young. And a short walk through the vineyards takes you to the idyllic village of Uhlbach at the foot of the hill known as the Wirtemberg, where you can sample home-made Swabian specialities.
Or how about an outing to somewhere in the region? A ride on a steam train of the Schwäbische Waldbahn is an adventure for the whole family. The university town of Tübingen is an enchanting place with romantic alleyways and cosy cafés; the former royal seat of Ludwigsburg has Baroque palaces and the "Baroque in Bloom" gardens, and Esslingen Castle exudes medieval charm. The StuttCard entitles you to attractive reductions in the region, too!
Metzingen's the place to go for designer goods at bargain prices. Outlets and flagship stores with labels such as Hugo Boss and Strenesse, Burberry and Diesel - a paradise for fashion-conscious bargain-hunters! And the Shopping Shuttle provides a convenient link from Stuttgart Airport directly to this shopping mecca.
You can find total relaxation in one of the area's many thermal baths and spas. The Stuttgart Region's mineral springs were appreciated even as far back as Roman times... In winter especially, the tingling, warm water is the perfect place to unwind. A highlight not just for children: the "Wilhelma" zoological and botanical gardens, with some 8000 animals and over 6000 different species of plants! And they can be reached on foot from the centre of town through Stuttgart's biggest tract of parkland - the "Green U". Don't forget to take your camera!
A chocolate exhibition, a dinosaur museum, leisure activities and ruined castles - the Stuttgart Region has lots more outstanding recreational facilities offering fun and excitement for old and young alike. Discover our attractive trip tips!