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Tourist Offices

Touristik-information 'I-Punkt'

Address: , , Stuttgart, 70173
Telephone: +49 711 222 80.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700, Sat 1000-1600, Sun 1100-1600.

Website: https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de

Tourist passes

The Stuttcard pass, described as “the discovery ticket for Stuttgart and the region”. Once purchased, the card provides free or reduced admission to many attractions, museums and galleries, plus discounts on sightseeing tours, theatre tickets, bicycle hire, boat trips and various other leisure activities.

Three options, covering 24, 48 or 72 hours, are available.

The Stuttcard pass includes a tourist map of the city and public transport network, information on the opening times of attractions and booklet of vouchers.

Attractions

Staatsgalerie

Originally founded in the 1840s, the Staatsgalerie has since developed into one of Europe's leading art museums. The permanent collections are complemented by a regular programme of temporary exhibitions. Classical and modern art both feature in the galleries, which range through both the original building and the 1980s-built New State Gallery.

Address: , Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32, Stuttgart, 70173
Telephone: +49 711 470 400.
Opening times:

Tues, Wed, Fri-Sun 1000-1800; Thurs 1000-2000.

Website: https://www.staatsgalerie.de
Admission Fees:

Yes (free on Weds)

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Wilhelma Zoo

Situated in the grounds of an historic castle in the Bad Cannstatt district to the north of the city centre, this attraction is a combination of botanical and zoological gardens housing more than 1,200 animal species and seven times that number of plant varieties. A popular feature is the Ape House, which is home to gorillas and bonobos.

Address: , Neckartalstraße, Stuttgart, 70376
Telephone: +49 711 54020.
Opening times:

0815-1600/1800 daily (depending on the season).

Website: http://www.wilhelma.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Mercedes Benz Museum

Stuttgart's modern heritage is partly built on its automotive industry, and a great place to experience this story is the Mercedes Benz Museum. It documents more than a century of the iconic brand's development, through an unrivalled collection of vintage vehicles and interactive experiences. Guided tours are available.

Address: , Mercedesstraße 100, Stuttgart, 70372
Telephone: +49 711 173 0000
Opening times:

Tue-Sun 0900-1800

Website: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/museum/
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Württemberg State Museum

The Landesmuseum Württemberg is housed in the city's Old Castle, and tells the history of the state from the Stone Age to the present day. Its collections are broad-ranging and eclectic, featuring many important antiquities along with examples of decorative art through the ages.

Address: , Schillerplatz 6, Stuttgart, 70173
Telephone: +49 711 8953 5111
Opening times:

Tues-Thurs 1000-1700; Fri, Sat and Sun 1000-1900.

Website: http://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Standseilbahn & Rack Railway

Stuttgart boasts a pair of idiosyncratic transport options. The Standseilbahn Stuttgart (Stuttgart Funicular Railway) and its journeys from Südheimer Platz last just three minutes. Another option, known locally as Zacke, is a rack and pinion mountain railway system that runs from Marienplatz up to Degerloch. Both take standard transport tickets including the StuttCard.

Address: , Südheimer Platz and Marienplatz, Stuttgart,
Telephone: +49 711 7885 3333.
Opening times:

Daily service

Website: http://www.ssb-ag.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

The Market Hall

Markets are always interesting to wander around, and Stuttgart’s large indoor facility, housed in an elegant Art Nouveau edifice, is no exception. Stalls offer fresh produce and other delicacies from all over the world, while the upper floor has a viewing gallery and restaurant – plus yet more shopping opportunities.

Address: , Dorotheenstraße 4, Stuttgart, 70173
Telephone: +49 711 480 410.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0730-1830; Sat 0700-1700

Website: http://www.markthalle-stuttgart.de
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Stuttgart Pig Museum (Schweinemuseum)

A quirky alternative to the mainstream visitor attractions, this former slaughterhouse premises is now devoted to world porcine culture, mythology and gastronomy. The curators have gathered together more than 50,000 exhibits from all over the planet – and the venue naturally also incorporates a large beer garden serving a range of pork dishes.

Address: , Schlachthofstraße 2a, Stuttgart, 70188
Telephone: +49 711 6641 9600.
Opening times:

Daily 1100-1930

Website: http://www.schweinemuseum.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

TV Tower

Claimed to be the world's first such structure, the 60-year-old, 217-metre (710 feet) tall Fernsehturm dominates the skyline, and affords visitors with spectacular views over the city and beyond. Along with the observation platforms, there is a section devoted to broadcasting technology, plus a café and restaurant.

Address: , Jahnstraße 120, Stuttgart, 70597
Telephone: +49 711 232 597.
Opening times:

Mon-Thur 1000-2300; Fri-Sun 0900-2300.

Website: http://www.fernsehturm-stuttgart.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Porsche Museum

As one might expect from Stuttgart’s ‘other’ major car manufacturer, the Porsche Museum is a high-tech, interactive experience focussing on the engineering developments of Ferdinand Porsche from the early 20th century onwards. More than 80 vehicles are to be seen alongside many smaller exhibits.

Address: , Porscheplatz 1, Stuttgart, 70435
Telephone: +49 711 9112 0911.
Opening times:

Tue-Sun 0900-1800

Website: http://www.porsche.com/museum
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Neues Schloss Stuttgart

One of the last great palaces to be built in the region, the baroque New Palace was home to the Kings of Württemberg for much of the 18th Century. Nowadays it houses state government offices, but it can be visited on special guided tours arranged via the Tourist Information Office. Schlossplatz itself is an elegant square, and a must when walking around this pedestrian-friendly city.

Address: , Schlossplatz 4, Stuttgart, 70173
Telephone: +49 7141 182 004.
Opening times: Website: https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

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