Things to do in Stuttgart

Automotive museums, architectural gems, and historical palaces await in this southern German city.

Our most recommended things to do in Stuttgart

Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

1. Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

Explore the Museum of Illusions in Stuttgart and have a visual, sensory, and educational experience as you try a handful of new, unexplored illusions. See the Anti-Gravity Room, the Clone Table, and many more with this entry ticket. Be brave enough to jump into the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that makes you lose your sense of balance despite being stable and flat. Warp your reflection in the Mirror Room and get lost in the vast Infinity Room. Enjoy the collection of holograms and see images constantly transforming, appearing, and disappearing before your eyes. Visit the Turntables which create a hypnotic illusion and different turning patterns. Have fun with your friends and family with the Head on the Platter. Round off your visit by learning the illusions' rational and scientific explanations as you walk around. Hear about human vision, perception, and the functioning of intellect.

Stuttgart: Guided Ghost Walking Tour

2. Stuttgart: Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Discover the eerie history of Stuttgart on a guided ghost tour in Old Town. See the Market square, Collegiate Church, the Old Castle, and the Schlossplatz. Learn about dark encounters with headless horsemen and shadowy figures that can still be seen at dawn today. Hear stories about the history of Stuttgart and find out, among other things, where the bean quarter got its name, what the city owes to a hidden stream, and about graveyards in the olden times.

Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Board a hop-on-hop-off bus with this day ticket and explore Stuttgart at your own pace. Your 24-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket gives you enough time to explore the city as you wish. You have the choice between the blue, the green, or the wine tour. You can get on and off as often as you like at 9 stops on the Blue Tour and 8 stops on the Green Tour in the greater Stuttgart area. On the wine tour, it is possible to get on and off at 9 bus stops.  Alternatively, you can stay on the bus and enjoy the flair of the city from your seat. The Blue Tour takes about 100 minutes, the Green Tour about 60 minutes, and the Wine Tour about 35 minutes. Discover multi-faceted Stuttgart and get ready for a city full of surprises. Learn all kinds of interesting and entertaining facts about Baden-Württemberg’s pulsating state capital with the audio guide, which is available in 10 languages, in premium sound quality. With a combination ticket, you can explore 2 of the following tours, the Blue, the Green and/or the Wine Tour. Please note that the Green Tour and the Wine Tour run in the summer season from April to October. Blue Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) Pig Museum 4) Mercedes Benz Museum 5) Wilhelma/Neckar-Käpt´n (Due to construction work, this stop is currently canceled) 6) Weingenuss / Römer 7) Weinwanderung 8) Killesberg / Weissenhofmuseum 9) Linden Museum Green Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) TV Tower 4) 'Zacke' Rack Railway 5) Funicular Railway 6) Marienplatz Square 7) Karlshöhe 8) Linden Museum Alternatively, choose the Wine Tour Route by selecting the relevant option upon checkout. This tour starts at Mercedes-Benz Museum and takes you to wine estates, the Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture, and the romantic Royal Burial chapel on the Württemberg. Enjoy a wonderful ride through Stuttgart's beautiful vineyards.

Stuttgart: TV Tower Tickets

4. Stuttgart: TV Tower Tickets

At 217 meters tall, the TV Tower of Stuttgart was the first in the world and thus the oft-imitated prototype for many other television towers. Regarded as an aesthetic and architectural masterpiece, TV Tower Stuttgart has remained unique with its harmonious proportions and timeless design.  One of Stuttgart's main landmarks, the tower has long attracted visitors from all over the world. Those that reach the top will be treated to fantastic views of the surrounding areas, over the vineyard landscape of the Neckar valley, the Swabian country, towards the Alps, Black Forest and the Odenwald. You may also wish to stop at the restaurant in the tower for a bite to eat or a drink.

Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

5. Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

Follow the footsteps of your favorite players on this fascinating 1.5 hour behind the scenes guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Explore the arena and the history of the VfB Stuttgart football team in German or English with an experienced guide. Learn everything you need to know about the arena, its history and get exclusive insights of the construction site and the future arena. Discover the home ground of VfB Stuttgart during the reconstruction for the 2024 European Championship. Feel the emotions in the standing zone of the 'Cannstatter Kurve' and enjoy the view from the roof terrace in the Soccer Lounge over the VfB training grounds. After the tour, stock up on new VfB Stuttgart apparel, with 10% off in the Fan-Center.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

6. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

7. Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

After meeting your guide outside the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, your guided tour will begin. Throughout your tour, a resolute Swabian housewife (or her husband), armed with a broom and a duster, will guide you through the inner city of Stuttgart. Knowing no discretion, your housewife-guide will dig up the dirt on their neighbors. She will divulge to you her most economical cooking recipes, and will also shed some light about some of the great Stuttgart personalities. Nothing is safe from Frau Schwätzele. Only one person enjoys her undivided respect, and that is the inventor of the notorious Swabian Kehrwoche. Take part in this cheerful yet unusual city walk, and after around 2 hours you will result in the courtyard of the old castle.

Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

8. Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

Your personal guide will take you on an entertaining and informative circular tour through the heart of Stuttgart. Get to know the city's main attractions and their histories on this guided walk. Your tour begins in the Upper Palace Gardens (Oberer Schlossgarten), before taking you past the theater and the internationally renowned Stuttgart Opera. You will continue at a leisurely pace past the Eckensee Lake, and the seat of the Landtag, the regional parliament. You will then advance towards both the New and Old Palaces, with a look at the inner courtyard. When you arrive on Palace Square, you've reached the true heart of the city. On Schiller Square you'll hear all about the history of the city, which was originally founded back in the 10th century as a stud farm. In the Market Hall you can embark on a culinary trip round the world, while only a stone's throw away there's the Marketplace with the Town Hall.

Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Arena VIP Stadium Tour

9. Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Arena VIP Stadium Tour

Explore the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart on a guided VIP tour. Follow the footsteps of your favorite players on this exclusive 1.5 hour behind the scenes guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Explore the arena and the history of the VfB Stuttgart football team in German or English with an experienced guide. Learn everything you need to know about the arena, its history and get exclusive insights of the construction site and the future arena. Discover the home ground of VfB Stuttgart during the reconstruction for the 2024 European Championship. Feel the emotions in the standing zone of the 'Cannstatter Kurve' and enjoy the view from the roof terrace in the Soccer Lounge over the VfB training grounds. Enjoy the perfect views with a glass of prosecco to finish your tour. 

Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

10. Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

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What people are saying about Stuttgart

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,001 reviews

Beautiful round including through the bean district. According to the description, children from the age of 6 can participate. I would raise the age limit to 12 years. It was too scary for our almost 10 year old son! For us adults it was an informative tour with nice sights. The guide moderated great and traveling with you!

Dear City Tour Team, My husband and I did the "Blue Route" on his birthday today. It was really an experience for both of us. We got to know many places, sights and stories of Stuttgart. We're both excited. Many Thanks.

Dear City Tour Team, My husband and I did the "Blue Route" on his birthday today. It was really an experience for both of us. We got to know many places, sights and stories of Stuttgart. We're both excited. Many Thanks.

The guide was very good and it was fun. I can recommend it

Very good care by getyouurgide and punctual departure