Stuttgart Things To Do
Stuttgart is located in the south of Germany not far from the Black Forest. The word translates to “Paradise on Earth” and was given to the town in the 1500’s by the Swabian inhabitants at the time. You can learn why the town is so loved by its residents and visitors by checking out these things to do.
Check Out Koenigstrasse
Koenigstrasse translates to “King Street” in English. King Street is the most important street in the city of Stuttgart when it comes to shopping. You can spend hours there strolling around looking for stuff that piques your interest or just browsing to kill time. It is very easy to get to because it is located right by the railway. The street has a huge offering of different stores because it is almost 3,000 feet long, making it the longest street for pedestrians in the city. If you don’t like crowds, avoid the street on Saturday as it can become extremely crowded during on that day. If you do get burnt out while shopping on the street, you can take some time at the garden next to it to gain some rest.
Visit the Porsche Museum
Porsche is known all around the world as one of the best sports car manufacturers in the world. The German cars have become international collectibles. If you are an automobile enthusiast, you should definitely make a trip to the Porsche museum. It remodeled fairly recently in 2009 and the museum attracts 200,000 visitors this year. The staff is notably friendly and the facilities are top-notch. Those with the means can rent out a car for the afternoon and take it for a spin on the Autobahn, a famous highway with no speed limit in certain sections. If the Porsche museum doesn’t satiate your automobile historian appetite, the Mercedes-Benz museum is located just a half an hour away.
Wihelma is a must-see for anyone visiting Stuttgart that loves nature. It was originally designed to be just a botanical garden, but in the 1950’s a zoo was also added to the grounds. The zoo is committed to taking care of its animals according to international standards for the humane treatment of animals.
The Moorish Garden is many people’s favorite attraction within Wihelma. The architecture in the garden has a distinctly Arab, influenced by the Moors that lived in the South of Spain. There are a number of gates, pillars and arcades strewn about the gardens and there is a tropical greenhouse on the northern end. You should especially visit the Moorish gardens during the spring because that is when the magnolia trees begin to bloom. On the southern end is the aquarium and crocodile housing. The site is quite breathtaking, but don’t hesitate as their bloom could be lost quite easily if it frosts overnight.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Stuttgart.