Come and see for yourself all the delightful cultural curiosities, places of interest and entertainment on offer in Stuttgart, Germany. This metropolitan city is the capital of the Baden-Württemberg region in south-western Germany, and the home to beautiful, wide green spaces, fine wine and a vibrant Arts and culture scene. Founded in the 10th century, Stuttgart is currently the 6th largest city in Germany and inhabited by a very friendly and open resident community. Perhaps best known for its automobile industry, the city is the proud home to both the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche headquarters, and their respective car museums. Although the city covers an expansive area, the atmosphere is a distinctly small-town feel, making any visitor feel welcomed and right at home – particularly in a secret hotel!
The compact city centre is best experienced on foot so as not to miss out on any of the hidden treasures in the smaller pedestrian streets and especially when the sun is shining, as the city looks picture-perfect. There is so much to see and do in and around the centre that you might find it hard to fit everything into one visit. For motor enthusiasts, the Mercedes-Benz factory and museum are both must-visits; at the factory visitors can get a closer look at the ins and outs of the manufacture and marvel at the vast scale of the operations. The museum offers a more in depth look into the history of the company and is housed in a newly-built, ultra-modern building. The Porsche museum is a similar concept, so any budding mechanics should aim to visit them both!
Aside from automobiles, Stuttgart has a multitude of other fascinating and insightful museums covering a wide range of disciplines, including the Ethnological Museum, which holds an impressive collection of primitive masks and artefacts from the Pacific, the Musical Instruments Museum, and the Natural History Museum. Art lovers will relish the selection of galleries and exhibitions, such as the Contemporary, Modern and Historical art museums, as well as the State Gallery which holds two distinct collections of modern art and works from 1500 to 1900.
Families with young children can experience a fun-filled day out at the Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens. Entertaining for both kids and their parents, this zoo was built for and named after a former king, Wilhelm of Wuerttemberg. As well as watching the monkeys and admiring the weird and wonderful flowers, the gardens are also worth visiting for the immaculate landscaping and Moorish-style architecture, especially at the central palace park. Another favourite with the kids is the Planetarium, where visitors can travel into outer space through state-of-the-art, interactive technology.
So whether you’re travelling with family, loved ones, alone or for a business trip, Stuttgart has something for everyone! Allow Secret Hotels to help guarantee your visit is a success by providing a selection of the best accommodation options in the city. There is a hotel to suit every need, taste and budget – so whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. The rates are guaranteed to beat anywhere else on the web because the hotels are offering much reduced rates to ensure they aren’t left with any empty rooms. So take advantage of these unbelievable offers today and book through any of the providers, Hotwire Secret Hot Rate, lastminute.com, LowCostHolidays and Expedia, to start planning your perfect trip to Stuttgart!