Cheap Flights to Stuttgart
Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, is the state's largest city, where visitors receive the sort of warm welcome from the locals that you would normally expect in a small town. Well known as a manufacturing hub, Stuttgart is home to the headquarters of the car manufacturers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz as well as the extremely popular Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums.
As the city was extensively damaged in World War II, many buildings are new and modern, but plenty of stunning original buildings remain, such as the Old Palace, the main railway station and the State Theatre.
The city boasts many green open spaces, with lovely parks dotted here and there. The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden is always a popular and relaxing day out, especially for families. The Black Forest is also close by, so it is easy to fit a day trip to this spectacular location into your schedule.
Over the festive season, the city is transformed with sparkling lights, a festive atmosphere and some fantastic Christmas markets.
Things to do
As well as offering a range of activities to suit different ages and tastes, Stuttgart has a good public transport system, enabling visitors to travel around the city easily.
For car enthusiasts
With the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums located within the city, it is easy to visit them both in the same day. This is a great family day out, where the kids and grown-ups alike can get up close to a range of impressive vehicles.
For Animal and Plant Lovers
The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical garden is not just for families with young children. Boasting over 1,000 species of animals as well as around 7,000 species and varieties of plants, this is one of the most popular destinations in the city.
A must-see in Stuttgart
The Palace Square (or Schlossplatz) is a bustling part of the city which is at its best when lit up in the evening. Here you can soak up the atmosphere, admire the beautiful fountain and buildings, and watch people go by.
Calendar of Events
Many of the events that take place regularly in Stuttgart attract large numbers of visitors from the rest of Germany as well as the rest of the world.
Cannstatter Volksfest. Dating back almost two centuries, this annual festival takes place during September and October. This is a treat for the whole family, where revellers can enjoy music, fireworks displays, a flea market and a massive funfair.
Sommerfest. For four days in August, you can join the locals who will be partying alongside the Neckar River. There is plenty of entertainment as well as al fresco dining, so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.
Weihnachtsmarkt. From late November through to 23 December, come and enjoy one of Germany's biggest and best Christmas Markets. The whole city is lit up and the atmosphere abounds with festive cheer. You can sample festive food as well as buy wonderful gifts to take back home.