Weissenhof Estate


Architecture enthusiasts are thrilled by the recent opening of the Weissenhof Estate, following many years of restoration. Built in 1927 for the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition, the estate showcases the pioneering modern architecture of the age, bearing the clean aesthetic imprint of 17 prominent architects, among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. Two of Le Corbusier's residential units have received Unesco World Heritage status. Guided tours are in German only.

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Nearby Stuttgart attractions

1. Unterer Schlossgarten


The Unterer Schlossgarten is a ribbon of greenery rambling northeast to the Neckar River and the Rosensteinpark, home to the zoo.

2. Kriegsberg Vineyards

1.02 MILES

The Kriegsberg vineyards rise up just north of the Hauptbahnhof. It's a fine place for a blow-away-the-cobwebs stroll, especially when autumn paints the…

3. Mittlerer Schlossgarten

1.15 MILES

The fountain-dotted Mittlerer Schlossgarten draws thirsty crowds to its beer garden in summer.

4. Schlossgarten

1.17 MILES

A terrific park for a wander right in the heart of the city, Stuttgart's sprawling Schlossgarten threads together the Mittlerer Schlossgarten, with its…

5. Turmforum

1.22 MILES

Some of the best views of Stuttgart are from the the top of the tower jutting out from the main train station. A free lift (elevator) deposits you right…

6. Planetarium Stuttgart

1.26 MILES

This pyramid-shaped planetarium uses up-to-the-minute technology to virtually propel you into outer space, with highly realistic projections of…

8. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

1.45 MILES

The neoclassical-meets-contemporary Staatsgalerie bears British architect James Stirling’s curvy, colourful imprint. Alongside big-name exhibitions, the…