Stuttgart City Guide
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.
The metropolis is situated in a picturesque location, surrounded by vineyards and orchards. A large number of excellent hotels are located near Stuttgart’s beautiful shopping promenade Königsstraße. While strolling along the Königsstraße, you will walk past numerous nice Stuttgart hotels and eventually reach the Schlossplatz (castle square), which is dominated by "The Mercury Pillar" from 1598.
While staying at a hotel in Stuttgart, you should have a look at the New Castle, which is located at the eastern side of the square and was modeled on the palace of Versailles.
During your stay at a hotel in Stuttgart you will also come across modern buildings, such as the New State Gallery (1980) with its controversial modern architecture. Among others, this gallery houses works from Max Beckmann, Dalí, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Klee, Chagall and Kandinsky.
While strolling through the arcades of the old castle, the Stuttgart hotel guest will feel the city’s romantic atmosphere.
If your Stuttgart hotel is located near the Old Castle we recommend you to visit the State Museum of Württemberg, which exhibits mediaeval relics, the Württemberg crown jewels and interesting archaeological objects.
During your stay at a hotel in Stuttgart you should also make sure to see the Protestant church Stiftskirche from the 12th century.
If you are staying at a hotel in the south of Stuttgart, you should mount the 150-meter/492-feet-high TV Tower and enjoy the panoramic view over the city.
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens (1853) accommodates various plants and animals. The apes and the Moorish architecture are especially popular among the Stuttgart hotel guests.
Stuttgart is traversed by 55 bus lines and six suburban trains. Stuttgart’s most notable enterprises are Daimler, Bosch, Siemens and Porsche.
Total population: 597,158 (September 2007)
Postal codes: 70173 - 619