Located in the proximity of the prominent city of Stuttgart, Gerlingen is a vibrant city that captures the cultural overspill of the nearby metropolises. A lively cultural panorama means there’s always an activity occurring in Gerlingen, whether it’s a temporary art exhibition or a kaleidoscopic food festival. The surrounding landscapes provide a verdant vision filled with bounteous orchards and opulent stately homes, thus presenting visitors with the alluring opportunity of discovered both culture and nature during their stay.
One of the region’s most outstanding architectural achievements are located just a short drive from Gerlingen; the intriguing name of the Solitude Palace is probably the least alluring feature of this exquisite regal residence. An ecclesiastical dome tops a rich, confectionary façade upon which port hole windows and elaborate arches reside. Inside, the luxurious lustre is heightened with enormous gold mirrors and opulently upholstered furniture. Spectacular views of the surrounding cityscape can also be enjoyed from the palace’s privileged position of elevation.
Gerlingen’s intriguing City Museum gives a fascinating insight into both the industrial heritage and urban development of this prosperous place; ancient everyday places are recreated in this immersive museum experience, where costumed characters recreate the daily lives of farmers, merchants and aristocrats.
Enjoy the city’s cosmopolitan culinary heritage with a visit to the warm and welcoming Queen’s Garden Restaurant; hailed by locals as Germany’s best Italian restaurant, the refined yet rustic place truly maximises the rich and robust flavours of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Sample a perfect pizza fresh from a wood fired oven or opt for something a little more refined with tender meat and steamed vegetables.(Schulstrasse 5, 70839 Gerlingen, Germany)