Hotels in Stuttgart
Tourism in Stuttgart
To visit the most important sites in Stuttgart one should start with Palace Square (Schlossplatz) with its commemorative column dedicated to King Willhelm I, its pavillion of cast iron, where one can see the New Palace (Neues Schloss) that has a certain amount of French influence in its classic style, and was also an official residence for the former monarchs. In the same square is Stuttgart Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart), a simple yet elegant crystal cube with pleasant views from the top floor, that also contains an extraordinary state art collection. If you walk around the perimeter of the palace, you will come to Stuttgarts National Theatre and the National Gallery (Staatsgalerie) that divides its collection between two buildings, classic and post-Modernist. Returning to Palace Square, get onto Dorotheenstr St. and walk until you reach the Markthalle, the citys covered market, an Art-Nouveau segment with a vaulted crystal roof. A little further up, one can visit the beautiful Schillerplatz square, where the old medieval castle(Altes Schloss) stands, along with its attractive inner patio, in the Renaissance style. Next to it is the Regional Museum of Wurtemburg with the Stiftskirche Church, a prominent church in a late Gothic style and a high tower with a height of 61 metres. A few yards away is Königstraße St, Stuttgarts main shopping boulevard.
Outside the city centre, to the north, is one of the citys icons of modern architecture, recently declared a national monument: the architectural complex of Weissenhof, a project by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. The Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusiers House was opened to the public in 2006. Also quite far from the centre in the opposite direction is the Television Tower (Fernsehturm) built in 1956, and made of concrete with a height of 217 metres. There is a pleasant view of the city and surroundings from the tower, at a height of 150 metres.