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All the green of Stuttgart: at least 8 reasons to visit the city (English only)

Schlossplatz Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Hello! I’ve been enjoying the fantastic weather, also in Germany where I recently went for a weekend to visit a couple of my husband’s friends. We went exactly to Stuttgart, probably not top of mind when visiting Germany, but I’ll give you at least 8 reasons to pay it a short visit.

1- If you are a car lover, well you can’t really miss Stuttgart (together with Munich) as it is home to Mercedes and Porsche. You can in fact visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which is celebrating its 10 years of opening, and the Porsche Museum.

Around Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Around Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

2- It’s relatively a short trip from Zurich, just over 2 hours, (and also from other cities/countries) and it can be an addition to your cheaper shopping trip (vs Switzerland) with actually visiting something on top of doing your grocery/other shopping. There’s a small, but very lively city centre, especially on a sunny day like we had last Saturday, with music playing in the streets and a flower and fruit&veg markets in the morning. Don’t miss Schlossplatz! Even if almost everything has been rebuilt after the war…

Markthalle, Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Markthalle, Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

3- There’s a covered market with gourmet specialties coming from allover Europe and maybe more at fairer prices (vs Switzerland). It’s called the Markthalle. Although I didn’t try the quality, everything looked pretty good at a first glance! It’s usually open from 7:30am till 6:30pm Mon-Friday and 7am-5pm on Saturday, it’s closed on Sunday.

Markthalle gourmet food, Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Markthalle gourmet food, Stuttgart (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

4-its museums, especially the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (the State Gallery), which has one of the best art collections in Germany and the Kunsthaus, a very well rated contemporary art museum.

5-the Hauptbahnhof (Central station) building, although now in the middle of works.

View towards the Central Station (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

View towards the Central Station (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

6-The “Unterer Schlossgarten i.e. a city park, that starts just behind the central station. It is not very large in width, but still pretty big. An oasis of peace for everybody seeking relax. You’ll find people grilling on a sunny day, lots of entertainment for kids, kiosks to enjoy a drink or a bite, etc…

7-The Baden (the thermal baths), with thermal water and open-air swimming pools in summer, some not far from the city park.

Baerenschloessle (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Baerenschloessle (Photo credit: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

8-The Bergensee or Baerenschlossle, a day or half day trip towards one of Stuttgart’s hills where you can do hikes or just enjoy the view of a small artificial lake, the breeze and the shade on a hot sunny day, an a good German barbie if you feel hungry coupled with a great cold beer!

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Milan born, I lived in the US although very briefly, Spain (Madrid), Australia (Melbourne) and now Zurich for an exciting new adventure! I'm a curious person, a traveller, a lover of languages and cultures, food, art & design, a marketer and about to become a jewellery designer. I also love traveling and sharing. Travelling is a Life Experience, and it also means new recipes, new styles, culture and so on... you'll find all my love for traveling and what it entails in this blog! I'll share my own real experiences with you so that you can get tips on Australia and more first hand! This blog is in English and Italian, and occasionally in Spanish. Sharing is caring!

2 Comments

  1. Mary Guinipero says

    V – Another very informative read. U covered a lot of important things which are good to know prior to a visit to Stuttgart.

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