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Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

1. 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

2. 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: Stäffele Tour in German

3. Stuttgart: Stäffele Tour in German

Choose between 4 different tour routes: • Tour North Begin with a short walk through the new European quarter then head up the steps to the Chinese Garden for a beautiful view over the city. Then, continue uphill to Killesberg where there's a lot to discover. Make your way through the residential area of Feuerbacher Heide to the Bismarck Tower for another wonderful view of Stuttgart. On the way down to the Killesberg tram stop, pass by the house where the industrial families Porsche and Moser once lived. The tour ends at the Killesberg tram stop. • Tour East Begin with a short walk through the castle garden then head over hundreds of steps to the Fair Galathea Statue and the Cannon House. From the Villa Reitzenstein, enjoy a wonderful view of the city and learn interesting facts about the people after whom the Stäffele steps are named. On the way down, you'll see the Wilhelmspalais, the magnificent city residence of the last king of Württemberg. Your tour ends in the Academy Garden, which is located behind the New Castle. • Tour South Start at Marienplatz and soon climb numerous "Stäffele". Marvel at amazing city panoramas until you reach the Alte Weinsteige. From the highest point on the tour, you can see all of Stuttgart. Then, make your way back through a forest to the legendary tea house, where the tour ends. • Tour West Begin your exciting Stäffele tour of West Stuttgart at Marienplatz. From here, go up past the enchanted urban lapidarium and archaeological museum, then continue through the urban vineyard to the fabulous viewpoint on the Karlshöhe mountain. Here, you'll be rewarded for all your climbing with a wonderful view. Next, follow the path up the steep Hasenbergsteig in the footsteps of Wilhelm II. Discover the legendary Alexandershäusle, and hear about the "Schwabtunnel," the first street and tram tunnel in the empire. Listen to many other amazing stories on the route through the west of Stuttgart. The tour concludes at Feuersee.

Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

4. Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

There is something special about Stuttgart's city center. Two magnificent palaces watch over its lively shopping streets and you are never more than a short stroll away from the extensive palace gardens, dotted with sculptures, fountains and lakes. At the center of the city is Palace Square, a vibrant place in the heart of the city with a wide range of great restaurants and cafes, lined by impressive porticoed buildings. Tour the parks, the baroque New Palace and the avant-garde facade of the art museum, for a unique experience, one that surprises and delights every visitor. Find out all about Stuttgart's fascinating cultural history and fun facts on this charming city walk.

Stuttgart: Bean District Walking Tour with Swabian Food

5. Stuttgart: Bean District Walking Tour with Swabian Food

Immerse all your senses in this guided tour through Stuttgart’s historic Bean Quarter. See the district’s historic buildings and cozy inner courtyards, listen to stories from your guide, and savor a Swabian appetizer plate. In the 16th century, the Stuttgart bean district was inhabited by Stuttgart's poorer population, whose diet mainly consisted of the legume that gave the district its name. Today, despite all the renovations, the district has maintained its original charm. The area near the center is now a popular trendy district that houses a colorful variety of bars, cafés, small fashion shops, and antique shops. Embark on a tour of discovery while strolling through the district's characteristic lanes and narrow streets. Along the way, get a taste of local cuisine while enjoying an included plate of a variety of Swabian foods. 

Stuttgart: Steps of Eastern Stuttgart Walking Tour

6. Stuttgart: Steps of Eastern Stuttgart Walking Tour

Due to Stuttgart's geographical location in a valley basin, there are many steps that are called "Stäffele" by the locals. On this walking tour, you'll get to comfortably climb selected "Stäffele" and learn about the history of the city. During this guided walk, embark on an exploration tour of a special kind. As you explore, hear facts about the city, including the development of the half-height locations in Stuttgart. Many stories and anecdotes entwine around the "Stäffele" and wonderful views and insights reward the climb.

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What people are saying about Stuttgart

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It is actually a shame that the people are interested in the city where life is not. Something must finally be done so that the old sculptures in the castle park are restored and equipped with cameras to protect them from rioters.

Unfortunately, the loudspeaker of the audio device is not very good, so that we didn't send a lot of things with sand, but Ms. Schwetzele is a very good tour guide and enjoys her job.

The tour was very nice, very informative and very entertaining. Our guide was Ursula and she was just great. We had a lot of fun and would recommend the tour to anyone!

A great way to get to know more about the history and culture of Stuttgart. Guide Gabrielle was superb! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The very competent city guide responded excellently to the needs of my 90-year-old mother.