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Top 10 things to do in Stuttgart

Last update : 26 February 2024
Would you like to visit Stuttgart and are looking for ideas for things to do? You should easily find what you're looking for on our travel blog.

We loved discovering the city, and today we’re giving you all our top tips for what to do in Stuttgart. This German city is very well connected to Paris, and can be reached by train in just 3.5 hours. This proximity makes Stuttgart an ideal destination for a city trip of just a few days! Our program includes a city tour, design hotels and addresses, Porsche and Mercedes museums and a soccer match… We hope it will inspire you to discover this beautiful destination. Let’s hit the road!


This article was written in French and translated using Deepl translation software. We hope the translation is as good as possible.

Visiting Stuttgart, where to sleep?

Emilu Design Hotel

If you’re looking for a design hotel in a great location in Stuttgart, we can’t recommend the Emilu Design Hotel enough. The hotel is ideally located right next to the main street, making it easy to explore the city on foot. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the hotel to the SNCF train station. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and the breakfast is really delicious. If you choose this hotel, don’t forget to check out the rooftop, which offers a beautiful view over the heights of the city! A real “coup de coeur” for both of us;

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What to do in Stuttgart? Must-sees

1. Stuttgart city center and Palace Square

We’d like to start our list of must-sees in Stuttgart with the city center and Palace Square. The square is very pretty, and a pleasure to walk around. The square is quite central in the city, so we recommend you start your exploration here.
Don’t forget to take the Königsblau Passage, which we loved for its columns. If you like shopping, you should find what you’re looking for along Königstraße, the city’s main thoroughfare. We were surprised to see just how lively and commercial the city is!

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2. Stuttgart MarketHalle

Nearby, you’ll find Stuttgart’s covered market. The address is well worth a visit, and the building is very designer. We’d recommend a visit here on your tour of downtown Stuttgart. A good place to discover if you’re looking for something to do in Stuttgart, and a great place to grab a bite to eat. Please note that the market is closed on Sundays.

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3. Flagship Store Breuninger

Just a two-minute walk from Stuttgart’s covered market is a covered shopping center that we recommend if you like architecture. Two small elevators take you up to the top floor, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the building. If you like shopping, this is the place for you! Please note that the mall is also closed on Sundays.

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4. The Stadtbibliothek

Next, we switch neighborhoods to discover an exceptional library, the Stadtbibliothek. A true architectural gem, we believe this is one of Stuttgart’s must-sees. The Stuttgart Stadtbibliothek was designed by Yi Architects. When you visit the library, don’t miss the rooftop, which offers a beautiful view of the city. The library is located in a design district with many restaurants and boutiques, including the Milaneo shopping center.

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5. The Porsche Museum 

Our list of must-sees in Stuttgart continues with the Porsche Museum. Count on a 2-hour visit to discover or rediscover the brand’s iconic models. We found the museum to be very modern and the presentation of the cars very successful. In short, a visit we can wholeheartedly recommend! A visit to the Porsche Museum with audio guides costs €12 per person. A subway stop (Neuwirtshaus) is located right in front of the museum, providing a direct link to the city center in less than 20 minutes.

The museum offers an ultra-modern setting, and you’ll be able to see some of the finest examples of the brand, including the iconic 911!
Allow a minimum of 2 hours on site, with underground parking included in the price of the visit (€12), as are the audio guides.

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6. Mercedes Museum

In the same category, we recommend the Mercedes Museum. The museum is gigantic and showcases the different generations of Mercedes cars very well. To get there by subway, allow 25 minutes from the center and stop at Neckarpark. Tickets also cost €12 per person. It’s worth noting that you can get a 25% discount on the ticket price if you present your Porch Museum tickets. The reverse is also possible!

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7. Feuerseeplatz

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to stroll or relax, we recommend the Feuerseeplatz church. We didn’t go inside, but we really enjoyed walking around the surrounding park and small pond! The place is soothing and the building very pretty. We went there before going to lunch at Netzer, a restaurant we loved and which we’ll tell you about a little further down in the article.

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8. Grabkapelle auf dem Württemberg

If you want to get away from the city center to explore the surrounding area, head for the Grabkapelle chapel. Set amidst vineyards, it offers breathtaking views over the city of Stuttgart. We’d definitely recommend taking a stroll there and admiring the sunset with a picnic. We really enjoyed the walk through the vineyards to reach the chapel, so we recommend that you don’t miss this spot. Allow 45 minutes by public transport (metro + bus) to reach the chapel, it’s easy to get there and the views are well worth the detour. 

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9. Attend a soccer match at the MHPArena Stuttgart

If you’ve got the time when you’re in Stuttgart, we recommend going to see a soccer match at the MHPArena. The stadium is very nice and the atmosphere is really warm! We had the opportunity to attend the match between Stuttgart and Dortmund, and the atmosphere was really top-notch. The stadium has a capacity of 54,000 and will host Euro 2024. It promises some great matches! If you’re a soccer fan, this could be the perfect opportunity to come and see a match and then go on to discover Stuttgart. 

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10. The TV tower

We end our list of things to do in Stuttgart with its TV tower. The tower is 217 meters high and provides a 360° view of the city of Stuttgart. We really enjoyed admiring the landscape with its autumn colors – it was truly magnificent! Admission costs €10, and there’s a café-restaurant at the top. Weather permitting, don’t hesitate to take a walk in the forest at the foot of the tower. It takes 20 minutes to reach Stuttgart’s TV tower from the city center by subway. The stop is called Ruhbank.

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Visiting Stuttgart, where to eat? The best restaurants 

  • Netzer Stuttgart: a delicious brunch address! This is our favorite restaurant of the trip, as much for the warm welcome and atmosphere as for the quality of the food. Go for it! 
  • Cinnamood Stuttgart: if you’re a fan of cinnamon rolls, head to this trendy address for some takeaway. 
  • The gardener’s Nosh and Gustav Cafe and bar gustav: two other brunch addresses that we had our eye on but didn’t have time to try out. 
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Visiting Stuttgart, how to plan your trip well?

How to get to Stuttgart

To find the best mode of transport to visit Stuttgart, we advise you to always look on the OMIO comparator. This will give you an overview of all available modes of transport. You’ll be able to compare prices very easily. We travelled to Stuttgart from Paris by train. The journey takes about 3h30.

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How to rent a car at the best price in Stuttgart

If you’d like to rent a car on your trip to discover the area around Stuttgart, we recommend looking on the RentalCars website. This will help you find the best prices and conditions for your rental.

How to find the best hotels to visit Stuttgart

In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. There are plenty of recent customer reviews, so there are no unpleasant surprises when you’re traveling!

Visiting Stuttgart, our opinion 

Stuttgart is a city we loved discovering over an extended weekend. There’s so much to discover, we never got bored once. Just 3h30 from Paris by train and 1h20 from Strasbourg, Stuttgart is an ideal destination for a change of scenery and a taste of German culture. We totally recommend this address!

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This trip was co-constructed with the Germany Tourism team. Our opinions are personal and sincere.

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