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Top Choice Gallery in Stuttgart

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

The neoclassical-meets-contemporary Staatsgalerie bears British architect James Stirling’s curvy, colourful imprint. Alongside big-name exhibitions, the gallery harbours a stellar collection of European art from the…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Stuttgart

Kraftpaule

Competition is stiff but for our money this might just be Stuttgart's coolest new-wave craft microbrewery and bar. The bartenders really know their stuff, the selection of beers – from IPAs to stouts, single hop bre…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Stuttgart

Schwarz Weiss Bar

Jazz creates a mellow mood at this slinky little cocktail bar, with barrel-vaulted ceilings, stone walls and dim lighting. The mixologists seem to put a pinch of magic into the succinct, ever-changing list of cockta…
Top Choice Modern European in Stuttgart

Olivo

Young, sparky chef Nico Burkhardt works his stuff at Steigenberger’s minimalist-chic, Michelin-starred restaurant. Olivo is lauded for its exquisitely presented, French-inspired specialities such as Périgord goose l…
Top Choice German in Stuttgart

Weinstube am Stadtgraben

The Swabian food served at this warm, rustic, wood-beamed wine tavern in Bad Cannstatt is the real deal, albeit with a refined touch. Expect dishes that go with the seasons – be it spot-on suckling pig in dark beer …
Palace in Stuttgart

Schloss Solitude

From its perch above Stuttgart, domed Schloss Solitude was built in 1763 for Duke Karl Eugen of Württemberg as a hunting palace and summer residence. Blending rococo and neoclassical styles, it is a lavish confectio…
Area in Stuttgart

Bohnenviertel

To really slip under Stuttgart’s skin, mosey through one of the city’s lesser-known neighbourhoods. Walk south to Hans-im-Glück Platz, centred on a fountain depicting the caged Grimms' fairy-tale character Lucky Han…
International in Stuttgart

Cube

The food is stellar but it actually plays second fiddle to the dazzling decor, refined ambience and stunning views at this glass-fronted cube atop the Kunstmuseum. Lunches are perky, fresh and international, while d…
Gardens in Stuttgart

Schlossgarten

A terrific park for a wander right in the heart of the city, Stuttgart's sprawling Schlossgarten threads together the Mittlerer Schlossgarten, with its fine beer garden for summer imbibing, the sculpture-dotted Unte…
Museum in Stuttgart

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 mod…