Discover Stuttgart’s famous attractions such as the Porsche Museum, and insider tips away from the madding crowds!
Stuttgart is a high-horsepower town – and that has made the state capital of Baden-Württemberg one of the leading business centres in all of Germany. The city is known primarily for its automotive production and as a centre for scientific innovation. As an economic powerhouse, it also hosts many international congresses and trade fairs. The city’s tourism website has this to say: “Stuttgart is charming, exceptional, fascinating and always worth a visit.” So true. Stuttgart is one of the best places to combine business with pleasure – especially if you happen to be a car buff.
The art museum, opened in 1843, shows paintings from the late Middle-Ages, as well as sculptures and a comprehensive collection of prints and drawings. Designed by the architect James Stirling, the building ranks as a masterpiece of post-modern architecture.
Read more here: www.staatsgalerie.de
Stuttgart State Theatre offers a comprehensive, challenging programme in each of the three areas of opera, ballet and theatre. Culture enthusiasts come here at their peril!
All information and schedules here: www.staatstheater-stuttgart.de
The largest cultural history museum in Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1862 by King Wilhelm I. With its exhibits, the museum places the history of the State in the foreground, from the Stone Age to the present day, supported by numerous special exhibitions on a wide range of subjects.
Museum information: www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de
One of Stuttgart’s architecturally most interesting Museums is situated in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.You can see more than 80 vehicles in the extensive exhibition area. At regular intervals, the range of exhibits is expanded to included special exhibitions.
For petrol heads: www.porsche.com/museum
Just the place for petrol heads! On a space of over 16,500 sqm, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has a display of more than 160 vehicles and 1500 exhibits. The visitor can get up close and personal with 125 years of automotive history!
For car fans: ww.mercedes-benz.de
The automobile centre offers 25,000 square meters of motoring passion for fans of classic cars, sports cars and motorcycles. On a guided tour of the extensive grounds, visitors will learn more about the origins of Motorworld, the history of the former Württemberg state airport and today’s occupants.
Learn more about modern architecture on an exciting tour through the Weissenhofsiedlung housing estate. Two of the buildings, designed by famous architect Le Corbusier, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
More information: www.stuttgart-tourist.de