Stuttgart tours and excursions
In common with most large cities these days, Stuttgart operates a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ open-top bus tour service with multilingual audio guides. Tickets (from €15) are valid for 24 hours, and the route visits all the major points of interest in the city, and stop outside the Tourist Information Office. Buses run all year round, with a reduced service in Winter.Tel: +49 711 222 8100.
Walkers have numerous opportunities to join guided walks which explore aspects of Stuttgart’s culture and history, all of which are arranged by the tourist office. The themed walks cover topics such as the arts, architecture, the city’s wine producing culture and current building projects. An evening walk includes visits to traditional bars and also to a nightclub.Tel: +49 711 222 8100.
Vineyard Coach Tour
Stuttgart lies at the heart of Baden-Württemberg, one of Germany’s major wine-producing areas. From May until October there are coach tours of some of the leading vineyards. The tours include wine tastings and opportunities to meet and learn more about local winegrowers. The tours are ideal for a broad audience and not just wine buffs.Tel: +49 711 222 8100.
Situated just 12km (7 miles) north of Stuttgart and easily reachable using public transport. Ludwigsburg makes for an enjoyable day trip from Stuttgart as it is renowned for being the home to three castles. Ludwigsburg Palace was built for Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg and is the largest baroque building of its type in Germany. The castle by the lake and Schloss Favorit, an expansive hunting lodge, are also popular destinations for sightseers.Tel: +49 714 19100.