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FERNSEHTURM STUTTGART

The 217-metre high Stuttgart Television Tower gives you an unforgettable view of the region. 70 years ago it became the first tower to be constructed from reinforced concrete.

The Stuttgart Tower with its 150-metre high viewing platform was officially opened on 5 February 1956, and from that moment on became both a tourist site and a restaurant destination. It is among the most outstanding cultural monuments of the Stuttgart region.

Only 15 minutes by car from the airport.

Fernsehturm Stuttgart Opening hours and prices
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Schlossplatz

The palace square is the beating heart of Stuttgart. It is not just the setting for a variety of events and festivals such as the International Festival of Animated Film, it also invites you to come, relax and stay a little while.

The palace square was originally opened in the mid-19th century to be used by the local citizens. In the past, the kings of Württemberg resided in the palace and made use of the entire area. A variety of attractions, such as the Stuttgart Art Museum, are dotted around the palace square and can be reached comfortably on foot.

If you are more interested in shopping than culture, the area around the palace square is the place for you. As the longest continuous car-free pedestrian shopping zone in Europe, the 1.2-kilometre Königstraße passes directly by the palace square and the Königsbau, Stuttgart's oldest shopping arcade.

Approx. 25 minutes by S-Bahn from the airport.

Schlossplatz Stuttgart
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MERCEDES BENZ MUSEUM

Stuttgart is an essential place for automobile fans, as cars with all types of horsepower congregate here. The museums of both the car giants Daimler and Porsche are a must-see for any trip to Stuttgart. In the Mercedes-Benz Museum, 130 years of car history come together in one place, illustrated by the many cars exhibited. A racing car simulator ensures a special kind of driver experience.

However, for those interested in architecture too, the museum is well worth a visit.

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport.

Mercedes Benz Museum Opening hours and prices
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Porsche museum

A further car highlight of Stuttgart is the Porsche Museum; its external architecture alone is a real work of art. The same goes for the interior of the museum.

A chronological product and brand history awaits the visitor along with several special exhibitions every year. A worthwhile visit, not just for Porsche fans!

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport.

Porsche Museum Opening hours and prices
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Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg is an attractive, modern, vibrant baroque city. Founded in the early 18th century, the city today is a place where history and the present meet: Magnificent castles, romantic gardens, bustling shopping streets and sensational festivals are waiting to be explored.

An integral part of the city’s unique charm is its outstanding and diverse cultural scene. Home to numerous cultural institutions, Ludwigsburg is widely known as a city of films and festivals.

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport.

Ludwigsburg City Information
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Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace is one of Europe's largest remaining baroque palaces. Its unique style owes itself to design by three different generations. This turns a visit to the palace into an exciting journey through time.

The numerous attractions in the palace and its surrounding gardens include a wide selection of special tours centred around different topics. The palace even holds interest for younger visitors. The kids can really let off steam in the children's area of Ludwigsburg Residential Palace: Touch, experiment and join in!

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport.

Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg Opening hours and prices
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Outletcity Metzingen

Not far from Stuttgart, Outletcity Metzingen awaits all shopping fans. Many premium and luxury brands in flagship outlet stores offer a unique and stylish shopping experience. Even shopping haters will find something to enjoy in the Lindt chocolate world.

Outletcity is one of Europe's most successful factory outlets, with around 4 million visitors a year. International brands like Armani, Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger are represented here and offer price reductions of up to 70 percent compared to the recommended retail price.

Metzingen has even more to offer; an old town with breathtaking architecture that is well worth visiting and a variety of attractions for when you tire of shopping.

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport; there is also a shuttle bus three times a week from Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport directly to the Outletcity.

Outletcity Metzingen Opening hours
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Europa-Park

At Germany's largest theme park visitors can discover 15 European countries in just one day. Each of them entices with different attractions, exemplary architecture and regional gastronomy. The best entertainment for all ages!

If a one-day visit is too short, there is the option of spending a relaxing night at one of the adjoining themed hotels and heading again to the Europa-Park adventure the following day with renewed energy.

The Europa-Park is approx. 170km from Stuttgart Airport and reachable by car via the A5. In addition, there is a non-stop shuttle service from the airport to Europa-Park.

Europa-Park Opening hours and prices
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Burg Hohenzollern

Swabian counts, kings of Prussia and even German emperors have their roots at Hohenzollern Castle. The fortress dates back to the 11th century and was reconstructed in the 15th and 19th century. Located on the conical Zoller mountain – a 45-minute car ride south of Stuttgart airport – it offers majestic panoramic views stretching up to 100 kilometres.

Among other things, visitors can see the magnificent Counts’ Hall, the Blue Salon and the Treasure Chamber with the Prussian royal crown. The castle restaurant offers regional specialities and in the summer runs the cosy castle beer garden.

Only 45 minutes by car from the airport.

Burg Hohenzollern Opening hours and prices
Foto: SMG - Achim Mende

Uracher Wasserfälle

The Urach waterfall offers a unique sight for nature lovers. At the outskirts of Bad Urach lies the most beautiful waterfall in the Swabian Alps.

It rises from the Karst spring, crashing down free-fall from a height of 37 metres. From April to October visitors can, along with the spectacle of nature, enjoy regional products and delicacies in the waterfall cabin.

Only 40 minutes by car from the airport.

Uracher Wasserfälle
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Esslingen

The former Free Imperial City harbours treasures such as the oldest row of half-timbered houses in Germany and a well-preserved medieval old town. Culture, culinary delights, nature at its best between Weinbergen and Neckartal, as well as an attractive range of activities. A leisurely shopping spree through narrow alleys and impressive attractions such as the Esslinger Castle, old city gates, early courtyards and imposing churches are highlights of the city.

All leisure wishes will be fulfilled with established art and culture institutions such as the Württemberg Regional Theatre, galleries and museums, the literary marionette theatre LIMA, the Galgenstricke cabaret or a visit to the DICK area. Not to be forgotten: A visit to Germany's oldest sparkling wine cellar in Esslingen for a glass of Kessler sparkling wine.

Only 15 minutes by car from the airport.

Esslingen City Information
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Tübingen

Lovers of this city claim that it has one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Germany and the large university with almost 29,000 students from around the globe contributes to a welcoming, cosmopolitan and tolerant atmosphere. So it's no surprise that Tübingen is regarded as one of Germany's most attractive cities to live in. The people of Tübingen enjoy life here, and that feeling spreads to visitors too.

Moored in front of the Hölderlinturm tower on the river Neckar, the punts are inextricably linked with the image of the city and still represent part of the general cultural heritage.

Only 30 minutes by car from the airport.

Tübingen City Information
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