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Discover Stuttgart

Stuttgart is famous for being the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, but it has so much more to offer. 
The name comes from “Stutengarten” which means a horse or stud garden. It was originally a place for breeding horses, hence the horse on the Stuttgart coat of arms. The same symbol is used in the Porsche logo.

The city is on the banks of the Neckar river and just north of the Swabian Jura (Swabian Alps) in Baden-Württemberg. The weather makes it ideal for cultivating grapes and there are over 4000 hectares of vineyards in Stuttgart. In Stuttgart, you will find castlestheatres, mineral spas, interesting museums, art galleries, concert and sports stadiums, a planetariumwine plantations, amusement parks, lakes, rivers, mountains, beautiful parks, and unique architecture.  In Köningstrasse there is a pedestrian zone that host all the major shops as well as some unique and specialty shops.
There a stunning lakes like the Bärensee, Pfaffensee, Max-Eyth-See, Katzenbachsee and the Riedsee

The official Tourism page has plenty of ideas to inspire your visit to this exciting city. 


Why Stuttgart Is The Perfect destination?


Most Relaxing City

The city is filled with greenspaces and In 2017 it ranked as the least stressful city in the world.



Opera, ballet, drama, festivals, musicals, conceterts, musuems and art galleries - Stuttgart has more than enough to offer



Surround by rivers and mountains it is perfect for nature lovers.


  • The  Wilhelma Zoo is open the whole year. It is great for family outings
  • Go up the Fernsehturm for spectacular views of Stuttgart and beyond.  
  • The Killesbergbahn is in a beautiful park, you can also go up the tower for spectacular views
  • The Planetarium has interesting shows during the day and you can do stargazing at night.

Freizeitparks (Amusement parks)

  • Outlet city Metzingen

Automotive Passion

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Classic Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and busses.


Hub for car and motorcycle enthusiasts

Mercedes-Benz Factory Tours

Guided tours at the Sindelfingen Factory in English or German

Porsche Museum

Classic Porsche automobiles

Sinsheim Technik Museum

Classic cars, Concorde, trains, historic racing cars, motorbikes, tractors.

V8 Hotel Böblingen

Auto themed Hotel Rooms

Food and drinks to try

Typical Schwäbian food to  tantalise your taste buds

  • Maultaschen is a type of ravioli filled with meat, onions, and spinach. It can be served in a broth, in a salad, or fried with egg.
  • Käsespätzle is the ultimate comfort food. It is a type of noodle and served with Bergkäse (a strong cheese) and fried onions
  • Linsen & Spätzle are  noodles served with lentils that were boiled with vinegar. You can also have it served with sausages  on top or with pork belly
  • Zweiberostbraten is roast beef severed with a rich gravy topped with onions
  • Schupfnudeln is another type of pasta. It is made from half wheat flour and half potato flour. It is traditionally served with sauerkraut
  • Brezeln and other laugengebäck


State Opera

State opera house

Stuttgart Ballet

State Ballet

State Theater

State Theater

New English American Theatre

New English American Theatre e.V (NEAT) is a non-profit organisation that has been doing shows for over 29 years

Altes Schauspielhaus

The repertoire at the Altes Schauspielhaus includes everything from classical drama to contemporary productions and musical plays

Stuttgart Theaterschiff

We will spoil you with culinary delicacies and selected drinks in a wonderful ambience.


Day trips

If you want to explore the regions around Stuttgart, head to the University town of Tübingen, go for hikes in the mountains around Bad Urach, visit the castle ruins in Heidelberg, and see the world’s highest Church spire in Ulm. which is also the birthplace of Albert Einstein
Esslingen is definitely worth a trip, there you can also do Cellar tours of Kessler Sekt. In December, they have an unforgettable Medieval Christmas Market
Visit the barok Ludwigsburg palace. They have regular events like the pumpkin festival in September, and there is a fairytale garden

amazing things to know about Stuttgart

  1. The Fernsehturm (Televisions tower) was the first of its kind and served as a model for others.
  2. In the Wilhelma Zoo you can see some of the Californian Mammoth trees planted by King Wilhelm I. 
  3. There are 14 Mineralbäder or Mineral water spas in Stuttgart
  4. The Wasen (Stuttgart Beer Festival) held in September/October is the second largest beer festival in Europe
  5. There is a pig museum
  6. The Stadtbibliothek received the Library of the Year award in 2013


Some of the well-known festivals are:

Online resources and apps

South African Businesses in the Area


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