Welcome to Stuttgart! Stuttgart is Germany’s sixth largest city and the capital of BadenWürttemberg. Stuttgart is also considered one of Germany’s safest cities.
The State Opera, Theater and Ballet, museums, fests and events all contribute to the city’s vibrant culture. Historic sites and landmarks, castles, squares and parks invite visitors to explore the city and its Swabian traditions.
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Art in the city: The “Kunstmuseum,” or art museum , features works of art from the late 18th century to present. The museum’s main focus is a collection of pieces from German painter Otto
Dix. The museum is located in a 26-meter-high glass cube, offering space for four exhibition areas as well as a bar and restaurant.
The Kunstmuseum is located at Kleiner Schlossplatz 1, 70173 Stuttgart. U-Bahn trains U5, 6, 7 and 15 take visitors to the “Schlossplatz” stop.
For more information, visit www.kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de.
The Stuttgart State Gallery’s collection spans 700 years and features paintings, sculptures and other exhibits dating from 14th century German, Dutch and Italian art to 21st century contemporary art. The gallery consists of two buildings: the Old State Gallery built between
1838 and 1843, and the New State Gallery, designed in 1984 by British architect James Sterling.
The State Gallery is located at Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 30-32, 70173 Stuttgart. U-Bahn trains
U1, 2, 4, 9 and 14 take visitors to the “Staatsgalerie” stop.
For more information, see The Citizen article at http://www.stuttgartcitizen.com/article.php?i=16396, or visit www.staatsgalerie.de.
For history buffs: The “Landesmuseum Württemberg,” or Württemberg State Museum, is located in Stuttgart’s Old Castle. The museum’s collection aims to trace back BadenWürttemberg’s history from the Stone Age to present.
The Landesmuseum is located at Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart. U-Bahn trains U5, 6, 7 and 15 take visitors to the “Schlossplatz” stop.
For more information, visit www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de.
The Stuttgart State Museum for Natural History has a collection that spans over two buildings: Museum am Löwentor (paleontology) and Museum Schloss Rosenstein (pre-historic findings from southern Germany). An easy 15-minute walk through Rosenstein Park separates the two museums.
Both museums are located at Rosenstein 1, 70191 Stuttgart. Löwentor Museum: U-Bahn trains
U13 and 15 take visitors to the “Löwentor” stop. For Rosenstein Castle: U-Bahn train U14 takes visitors to the “Wilhelma” stop.
For more information, visit www.naturkundemuseum-bw.de.
The Linden- Museum Stuttgart is the State Museum for Ethnology. Throughout three floors, visitors can learn about different continents and regions to include Africa, the Orient, the South
Seas, Japan, and America with exhibits of Native American culture and Central Asia. Special exhibitions are also offered year-round.
Linden-Museum is located at Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart. U-Bahn trains U9, 14 take visitors to the “Berliner Platz” stop.
For more information, visit www.lindenmuseum.de.
Rev your engines! Stuttgart is well known for its automotive history, and has two large museums to prove it. The Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen features a collection of 80 vehicles to include the Porsche 356/1 Roadster from1948, the first vehicle to receive the Porsche name.
The Porsche Museum is located at Porscheplatz 1, 70435 Stuttgart. S-Bahn train S6 takes visitors to the “Neuwirtshaus/Porscheplatz” stop.
For more information, see The Citizen article at https://stuttgartcitizen.com/article.php?i=19267, or visit www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/porschemuseum.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Bad Cannstatt boasts 125 years of automotive history, with 160 vehicles and 1,500 exhibits displayed throughout nine floors.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is located at