Frankfurt and Stuttgart are among the 10 Largest Cities in Germany. Frankfurt occupies the fifth place with 732,688 inhabitants while Stuttgart with 623,738 inhabitants occupies the sixth place.

Frankfurt or Stuttgart?

1. Frankfurt x Stuttgart Overview

Frankfurt, a popular destination in GermanyFrankfurt – ©Igor Flek

Stuttgart one of the most popular destinations in GermanyStuttgart – ©Marcel Knupfer

Frankfurt is an important commercial and economic center in Europe. The highlight of a visit to Frankfurt is in the center around the Römerberg, which has several attractions that can be explored on foot and also provides excellent options for day trips.

Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and is known for its auto industry and location in the Neckar Valley.

2. Hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt©Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt

Le Méridien Stuttgart©Le Méridien Stuttgart

In Frankfurt the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 69 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 162.

And in Stuttgart the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 89 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 166.

3. Shopping

Shopping Street in FrankfurtFrankfurt – ©Raja Sen

Shopping Street StuttgartStuttgart – ©Marcel Strauß

Frankfurt has department stores and shopping malls such as Galeria Kaufhof, Primark and MyZeil. The most elegant street in the city is the Goethestrasse, where you can find all the luxury brands.

Stuttgart also offers good department stores options such as Breuninger Stuttgart and GALERIA (Kaufhof) Stuttgart Königstraße.

4. Museums

Museum in FrankfurtFrankfurt

Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart MuseumStuttgart – ©Christian Wiediger

Frankfurt offers good museum options like the Naturmuseum Senckenberg, the famous Goethe House and the Museum für moderne Kunst.

Stuttgart is home to several interesting museums such as the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

5. Parks

Park in FrankfurtFrankfurt

Park in StuttgartStuttgart

Although Frankfurt is known for its high-rise buildings, the city has beautiful green spaces like the Grüneburgpark, Bethmann Park, Metzlerpark and others.

Stuttgart has a number of gardens and parks. The city’s outstanding parks include the Schloßgarten and Rosenstein Park.

6. Day Trips

Koblenz day trip from FrankfurtKoblenz – ©Pieter van de Sande

Hohenzollern Castle, day trip from StuttgartHohenzollern – ©Sandra Ahn Mode

One of the advantages of Frankfurt is that the city offers excellent day trips options, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Würzburg, Koblenz are some of the destinations within easy reach.

And from Stuttgart it is possible to combine a day trip to visit the beautiful Hohenzollern Castle, the Lichtenstein Castle and destinations like Esslingen am Neckar, Baden-Baden, Tübingen.

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