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Top Choice Modern European in Stuttgart


Young, sparky chef Nico Burkhardt works his stuff at Steigenberger’s Michelin-starred restaurant. The minimalist-chic restaurant is lauded for exquisitely presented, French-inspired specialities such as Périgord goo…
International in Stuttgart


Once an 18th-century orphanage dishing up gruel, this chic, bustling restaurant now serves glorious Swabian food such as Maultaschen and Riesling-laced Kutteln (tripe), as well as salads and international dishes fro…
German in Stuttgart

Weinhaus Stetter

This traditional wine tavern in the Bohnenviertel quarter serves up no-nonsense Swabian cooking, including flavoursome Linsen und Saiten (lentils with sausage) and beef roast with onion, in a convivial ambience. The…
Beer Garden in Stuttgart

Palast der Republik

The palace in question is more like a little kiosk, but that's not stopping everyone from students to bankers making this the local hotspot for chilling under the trees, cold beer in hand.
Jazz in Stuttgart


Jam-packed at weekends, this hole-in-the-wall bar is Stuttgart’s leading jazz venue, with nightly concerts starting at 9pm or 10pm.
Performing Arts in Stuttgart


Stuttgart’s grandest theatre presents a top-drawer program of ballet, opera, theatre and classical music. The Stuttgart Ballet ( is hailed as one of Europe’s best.
Viewpoint in Stuttgart


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 below the revolving Mercedes star. You also get a bird’s-eye v…
Gallery in Stuttgart

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Occupying a shimmering glass cube, this gallery presents high-calibre special exhibits alongside a permanent gallery filled with a prized collection of works by Otto Dix, Willi Baumeister and Alfred Höltzel. For a g…
Museum in Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz Museum

A futuristic swirl on the cityscape, the Mercedes-Benz Museum takes a chronological spin through the Mercedes empire. Look out for legends like the 1885 Daimler Riding Car, the world’s first gasoline-powered vehicle…
Museum in Stuttgart

Porsche Museum

Like a pearly white spaceship preparing for lift-off, the barrier-free Porsche Museum is every little boy’s dream. Groovy audio guides race you through the history of Porsche from its 1948 beginnings. Stop to glimps…