Stuttgart Germany: 2-day Itinerary

Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, known as the cradle of Germany’s automobile industry.

KillesbergparkStuttgart Germany

How to spend 2 days in Stuttgart Germany

In this 2-day itinerary in Stuttgart, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Stuttgart

Start the day by visiting Schlossplatz, the city’s largest square where the Neues Schloss is located. The palace was once home to ancient kings and is currently used by the state government.

Head to Schillerplatz where the Altes Schloss which houses the Württemberg Landesmuseum is located.

Near the Schillerplatz is the Stiftskirche, Württemberg’s main Lutheran Church destroyed in World War II and restored in 1950.

Take a stroll along Königstrasse, a street lined with shops, boutiques, galleries, department stores, restaurants, and cafes. Head to Schloss Solitude for magnificent views.

Things to see

  • Schlossplatz
  • Neues Schloss
  • Altes Schloss
  • Schillerplatz
  • Stiftskirche
  • Königstrasse
  • Schloss Solitude

Day 1 Itinerary Map

Day 2 in Stuttgart

On the second day in Stuttgart visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum (please note that museums are closed on Mondays).

In the afternoon visit Grabkapelle for views of Stuttgart.

Things to see

  • Porsche Museum
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Grabkapelle

Day 2 Itinerary Map

Sights in Stuttgart

1. Neues Schloss

Neues Schloss

The Neues Schloss overlooks the Schlossplatz square.

The palace was built in late Baroque style and its construction was completed in 1807. The palace was once home to ancient kings and it is now used by the state government.

Schloßpl. 4, 70173

2. Schlossplatz

Schlossplatz

The Schlossplatz is the largest square in Stuttgart Mitte. It houses the Neues Schloss.

70173 Stuttgart

3. Altes Schloss

Altes Schloss

The Altes Schloss is located near the Schlossplatz. It is home to the Württemberg Landesmuseum with its beautiful collection of medieval art, musical instruments, clocks, and Württemberg crown jewelry.

Schillerpl. 6, 70173

4. Staatsgalerie

Staatsgalerie

The Staatsgalerie is home to one of Germany‘s finest art collections and also one of the most visited museums.

It is composed of 3 buildings.

Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32, 70173

5. Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum has exhibitions related to the development of automobiles. More than 160 vehicles are on display and are the star of the visit.

Mercedesstraße 100, 70372

6. Grabkapelle

Grabkapelle

The Grabkapelle on the Württemberg hill was erected by King Wilhelm I in memory of his beloved wife Katharina, who died young.

The location offers spectacular views of the city.

Württembergstraße 340, 70327

7. Schloss Solitude

Schloss Solitude

The Schloss Solitude is the most ambitious and personal creation of Duke Carl Eugen.

From the palace, you will have magnificent views of the city.

Solitude 1, 70197

8. Wilhelma Zoo

Wilhelma Zoo

The Wilhelma Zoo attracts thousands of visitors every year. The zoo has more than 8000 animals and about 1000 species.

Wilhelmapl. 13, 70376

9. Königstrasse

Königstrasse

The Königstrasse is a street in Stuttgart with many nice shops, boutiques, galleries, department stores, cafés, and restaurants.

70173 Stuttgart

10. Schillerplatz

Schillerplatz

The Schillerplatz is located in the old town and features a monument of Friedrich Schiller, one of the country’s most famous poets.

Near the square, the Rathaus and Marktplatz are located.

Altstadt

11. Killesbergpark

Killesbergpark

The Killesbergpark is an urban park located in the north of the city. The park has 123 acres.

Menzelstraße 80, 70192

12. Porsche Museum

Porsche Museum

The Porsche Museum has an exhibition with more than 80 cars in an area of 5,600 square meters.

Porscheplatz 1, 70435

13. Stiftskirche

Stiftskirche

Stiftskirche is the main Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg. It is located in the center of the city.

The church was heavily destroyed during World War II. In 1950 the church was restored.

Stiftstraße 12, 70173

14. Schloss Ludwigsburg

Schloss LudwigsburgSchloss Ludwigsburg

The Schloss Ludwigsburg is located 15.5 km (9.7 miles) from Stuttgart. It is the largest baroque palace in Germany and one of the largest in Europe.

Schlossstraße 30, 71634

15. Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

The Hohenzollern Castle is located 68 km (42.2 miles) from the Stuttgart Central Station.

Several concerts, open-air cinema, and one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany make the castle an attractive cultural event all year round.

72379 Burg Hohenzollern

Where to stay in Stuttgart

1. Mercure Stuttgart City Center

Mercure Stuttgart City Center©Mercure Stuttgart

The Mercure Stuttgart City Center is located a few minutes from the Stuttgart Central Station and shopping area.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk, safe.

Heilbronner Str. 88, 70191

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2. Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart

Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart©Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart

The Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart is located near the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

Mercedesstraße 75, 70372

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3. Dormero Hotel Stuttgart

Dormero Hotel Stuttgart©Hotel Dormero Stuttgart

The Dormero Hotel Stuttgart is located 10.6 km (6.6 miles) from Stuttgart Central Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.

Plieninger Str. 100, 70567

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Shopping in Stuttgart

1. Königsbau Passagen Stuttgart

The Königsbau Passagen Stuttgart is a shopping mall located right in the heart of Stuttgart, near the Neues Schloss.

The mall houses clothing and shoe stores, a pharmacy, and banks.

Königstraße 26, 70173 Stuttgart Germany

2. Das Gerber Stuttgart

Das Gerber Stuttgart is a small shopping mall located a 15-minute walk from Schlossplatz.

The mall houses clothing and beauty product stores, as well as restaurants and cafes.

Sophienstraße 21, 70178 Stuttgart Germany

3. Galeria Kaufhof Stuttgart

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Königstraße 6, 70173 Stuttgart Germany

Plan your Trip

Stuttgart has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Esslingen am Neckar, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Würzburg.

Distances

Esslingen am Neckar – 17 km (10.6 miles)

Frankfurt – 205 km (127 miles)

Heidelberg – 121 km (75.4 miles)

Würzburg – 147 km (91.3 miles)

Ulm – 92.1 km (57.2 miles)

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