One Day in Stuttgart, Germany? Complete Guide To A Perfect City Break!

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If you only have one day in Stuttgart, of course you want to make the most of it! Let The Travel Tester guide you to some of the highlights of this city. 

 

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One day in Stuttgart

 

Morning in Stuttgart

 

Where to Start the Day?
At the tourist information in front of the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), you can browse the brochures (or check our own brochure rack before you leave to save time!), ask for information and organise a so-called “StuttCard”. With this card, you can get free admission and reductions on the regular prices of more than 50 partners in the Stuttgart Region.

The StuttCard is available both with and without unlimited free travel on the entire VVS (Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart) Stuttgart Transport and Tariff Network. There is a 24, 48 and 72 hours cards.

www.stuttgart-tourist.de

 

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Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
 

The Stuttgart Citytour
Yes, this is one of those red tourist buses that take you past all the highlights around town and it leaves right next to the Tourist Information Center. Easy! Hate them or Love them, but in around 100 minutes, you get a pretty good background story on the city, with the chance to hop-on and hop-off at the different stops along the route.

I really liked how this audio guide wasn’t just a lot of facts and numbers (that I never remember), but a fun conversation between a girl and her grandpa talking about life in Stuttgart and all the fun sights you can spot or go to.

www.stuttgart-tourist.de/citytour-stuttgart

 

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Who said Germans don’t have a sense of humour?
 

Palace Square
Either start directly with the bus tour, or walk around Palace Square for a bit. This is the real heart of the city and a great place to start exploring as well.

I’ve heard that the Old Palace you see here was not fancy enough for the Duke (he was determined to make Stuttgart a second Versailles), so he ordered the built of the New Palace, along with three others, soon after moving to Stuttgart. This became the residence of the kings of Württemberg up to the middle of the 19th century.

Today, you’ll find the ministries of the Baden-Württemberg state government here. The palace gardens were laid out in 1807 on request of King Friedrich I and they are still beautiful today!

 

One day in Stuttgart? See the Highlights with these Tips | The Travel Tester One day in Stuttgart? See the Highlights with these Tips | The Travel TesterPart of the Old (left) and New Palace
 

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One day in Stuttgart? See the Highlights with these Tips | The Travel Tester

 

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Let’s Hop!
When you’re ready for the hop-on-hop-off bus, enjoy the audio guide and get off at stops like the Mercedes-Benz Museum if you’re into cars…

www.stuttgart-tourist.de/mercedes-benz-museum

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… the Wine-Experience if you’re into wine…

www.stuttgart-tourist.de/weingenussroemer

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… or even the Pig Museum if you’re into pigs… Yes, there is a museum dedicated to pigs here. Something for everyone!

www.stuttgart-tourist.de/pig-museum

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Afternoon in Stuttgart

 

Shopping in Stuttgart
For some good shopping, you can start on the Königstrasse (1,2 km of shopping, woopwoop!). Don’t miss Fluxus, a hip concept mall that is open until end 2015. Or head over to the massive Breuninger department store, a name that’s been standing for quality since 1881 and is similar in fame as Harrod’s is in London.

 

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Markets in Stuttgart
If you’re a fan of markets, you should visit the Markthalle, which is located in a heritage listed building in Jugendstil style. You’ll find plenty of food, household items and garden equipment here. And behind the old palace on the Schillerplatz, there is a cute church and wile I was there, also a little farmer’s market.

 

One day in Stuttgart? See the Highlights with these Tips | The Travel Tester

One day in Stuttgart? See the Highlights with these Tips | The Travel Tester

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While the ladies shop, these guys play some chess!
 

 

Evening in Stuttgart

 

Where to eat in Stuttgart
Getting peckish? I had a typical Swabian dinner at the cute Weinstube Kachelofen. You’ll find that many restaurants in Stuttgart serve up local dishes (go for Maultaschen, Zwiebelrostbraten or Spätzle), but of course there is enough modern (fast) food to go around as well.

When you’re ready for a good night out, head over to the area surrounding the ‘Hans-im-Glück’ (lucky Hans) fountain, as this is -so I have been told- the trendy part of the old town centre. Also around the Marienplatz, there are lots of cafés, bars and restaurants to enjoy. I was a party-pooper and went to bed early, but you’ve got plenty of options if you’ve got more energy than me left at the end of the day :)

 

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All practical advice on how to get to Stuttgart, where to stay in Stuttgart and what to see and do in Stuttgart. Click below:

What to do in Stuttgart
What to do in Stuttgart
Map of Stuttgart
Map of Stuttgart
Food in Stuttgart
Food in Stuttgart
Doen in Stuttgart
Do in Stuttgart
Art in Stuttgart
Art in Stuttgart
Learn in Stuttgart
Learn in Stuttgart
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Disclaimer: I traveled to Stuttgart as part of the #JoinGermanTradition campaign created and executed by iambassador in cooperation with the Dutch office of the German Tourism Authority. All photos and opinions are my own, as always.

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