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Top Choice Modern European in Stuttgart

Olivo

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…
Gardens in Stuttgart

Schlossgarten

The fountain-dotted Mittlerer Schlossgarten draws thirsty crowds to its beer garden in summer. The Unterer Schlossgarten is a ribbon of greenery rambling northeast to the Neckar River and the Rosensteinpark, home to…
Museum in Stuttgart

Schweinemuseum

Billing itself as the world’s biggest pig museum, the Schweinemuseum is one heck of a pigsty: 45,000 paintings, lucky trinkets, antiques, cartoons, piggy banks and a veritable mountain of cuddly toys cover the entir…
Viewpoint in Stuttgart

Turmforum

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

Landesmuseum Württemberg

An archway leads to the turreted 10th-century Altes Schloss, where this museum features regional archaeology and architecture. The historic booty includes Celtic jewellery, neolithic pottery, diamond-encrusted crown…
Zoo in Stuttgart

Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten

Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten is a quirky mix of zoo and botanical gardens. Kid magnets include semi-striped okapis, elephants, penguins and a petting farm. Greenhouses sheltering tree ferns, camellias and …
German in Stuttgart

Ochs’n’Willi

A warm, woody hunter’s cottage restaurant just this side of twee, Ochs’n’Willi delivers gutsy portions of Swabian and Bavarian fare. Dig into pork knuckles with lashings of dumplings and kraut, spot-on Maultaschen (…
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…
French in Stuttgart

Academie der Schönen Künste

A breakfast institution since the 1970s, this Academy has evolved into a darling French-style bistro where dishes revolve around market-fresh fare but also include such tried-and-true classics as coq au vin and Flam…