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Stuttgart tours and excursions

Stuttgart tours

Bus tours

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.

Walking tours

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.

Stuttgart excursions

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.
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Novum Hotel Boulevard Stuttgart

This medium-sized hotel offers great value for money. Several room types are available, including family accommodation. The Novum is situated in the heart of the city centre close to shops and attractions.

Der Zauberlehrling Design Hotel

Situated in the Bohnenviertel, this stylish design hotel is likely to appeal to people with a highly developed sense of aesthetic. The hotel has thirteen rooms and four suites spread across two buildings. The personalised service, attention to detail and ambiance of the hotel mean it is a fine place to relax.

Hotel Motel One

A mid-range chain hotel located close to Stuttgart's main railway station and handy for the main attractions if you don't want to pay top dollar, Hotel Motel One is of modern aspect and décor.

Hotel am Friedensplatz

This family run three-star property is located about 15 minutes' walk from the central station. It offers comfortable beds and the promise of a good night's sleep within easy reach of the city centre.

Hotel Ibis Stuttgart Centrum

The well known budget chain's product is familiar to most regular travellers, and this 104-room property is no exception. It's located handily in Marienplatz, and close to a choice of eateries should the hotel's bar snacks not be substantial enough.

Hotel Berg

This family-run hotel is located around 2.1km (1.3 miles) east of the city centre. The buffet-style breakfast offers travellers an opportunity to eat as much as they want. The rooms have an acceptable level of comfort and cleanliness.