Stuttgart - the city of art and culture!

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 Friedrichsbau Varieté

The Friedrichsbau Varieté is an important part of the attractive cultural scene in Stuttgart and is one of the most renowned Varieté stages in Germany. What began at the beginning of the 20th century is now continued with singing, dance, comedy and acrobatics.

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Stuttgart State Gallery

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.

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Stuttgart State Theatre

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!

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Württemberg State Museum

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. 

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Porsche  Museum

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.

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Mercedes-Benz 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!

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Motorworld Region Stuttgart

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.

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The Castles of Stuttgart

The New and Old Castle

With the New Castle, Duke Carl Eugen von Wuerttemberg (1744 - 1793) had the last large Baroque residence castle facilities in Germany built. Today the New Castle is the home of the ministries of the Baden-Wuerttemberg state government and representation rooms.
To the New Castle

The Old Castle goes back to a water fortress built in the 10th century for the protection of the stud garden (which gave Stuttgart its name). Today the museum places the history of the state from the stone age through the Celts until the modern times.  The childrens museum "Junges Schloss" is also located in the Old Castle.
To the Old Castle
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Solitude Palace

Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg began in 1763 with the planning of the palace. Solitude Palace in Stuttgart is located on a panoramic hill on the outskirts of Stuttgart - and offers a magnificent view to the north towards Ludwigsburg.

To the Solitude Palace

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Ludwigsburg Palace

The Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the largest baroque palaces in Europe and with three museums - the Baroque Gallery, the Fashion Museum and the Ceramics Museum - it is also one of the largest cultural centres.

To the Ludwigsburg Palace

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