Should You Visit Stuttgart?

Are you thinking about visiting Stuttgart, Germany? Here's what you need to know before planning your trip.


Is Stuttgart worth visiting?

Yes, it's worth visiting this city for two to four days because of the many great activities. Stuttgart is a manufacturing center that mixes old and new seamlessly. The city plays an influential role on the automotive industry and it has a strong commercial economy that attracts international workers and students. The city also has some interesting historical sights as well gardens and zoos.

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Reasons to Visit Stuttgart

Food
The city blends traditional German flavors with modern twists. You'll find much more than the standard bratworsts that so many people associate with German cuisine. One favorite dish is maultaschen, which is like a ravioli. Also make sure you try spätzle, zwiebelrostbraten (roast and onions) and flädlesuppe (soup with long pasta).

Nightlife
The nightlife scene stays active late into the evening. You'll find no shortage of clubs, bars, music venues, and beer gardens. You'll meet a combination of locals, tourists, students, and expats at many venues.

Shopping
The city is filled with pedestrian shopping streets as well as flea markets and major shopping malls. The main shopping street in town is Koenigstrasse, where you'll find many upscale boutiques. For a local food market head to Markthalle Stuttgart. The flagship store of the Breuninger chain is also found in Stuttgart.

Museums
The city's influence over the car industry is reflected in the museums in town. You can visit both the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Also check out Schlossplatz, the Ludwigsburg Palace, and Altes Schloss and Landesmuseum while you're in town.

Authenticity
Stuttgart has an authentic vibe where you can experience local culture, cuisine, and activities without the large tourist crowds of other popular destinations.




Is Stuttgart worth visiting in the Summer?

Summer is the high season for travel in Stuttgart, so expect more visitors and higher prices. Even though this destination is not very touristy, in the high season it's busier than usual because this is when most visitors come here.

The warm weather in summer is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 22°C (71°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 26°C (79°F).

The activities of the city are numerous, and this is a great time of year to explore all of them. From family-friendly attractions to romantic getaways, as well as budget-friendly things to do, there's something for everyone. Famous landmarks, museums, tours, and more are all available. You'll find plenty to do during summer, as you'll be able to browse through museums, discover the big city activities, and enjoy an evening out.


Summer Weather in Stuttgart
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 22°C (71°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
August 21°C (70°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
September 18°C (65°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)

Is Stuttgart worth visiting in the Autumn?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Stuttgart. This destination is not very touristy, and in the shoulder season it can become fairly quiet.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 13°C (56°F).

During this season it's fun to experience the famous sights and museums and the big city activities.


Autumn Weather in Stuttgart
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 13°C (56°F) 51 mm (2 in)
November 7°C (45°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
December 5°C (41°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)

Is Stuttgart worth visiting in the Winter?

The weather in Stuttgart can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 3°C (38°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

The low season for travel in Stuttgart is during the winter. This destination is not very touristy, so in the low season it can become fairly quiet.

You'll like that you can take public transit easily in the winter, too. You can get around quickly while avoiding bad weather if needed. This is a great time of year to browse the museums, enjoy a meal at a restaurant, and dance the night away. Also, you can experience the big city activities.


Winter Weather in Stuttgart
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 3°C (38°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
February 4°C (39°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
March 8°C (47°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)

Is Stuttgart worth visiting in the Spring?

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Stuttgart. This destination is not very touristy, and in the shoulder season it can become fairly quiet.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during spring with average temperatures around 11°C (53°F).

You'll find plenty to do during spring, as you'll be able to find the best deals at the shops, spend time at the museums, and enjoy the evening activities.


Spring Weather in Stuttgart
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 11°C (53°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
June 19°C (66°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting Stuttgart

Not As Family-Friendly
While there are some family activities, it's not as child-friendly as other destinations.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Stuttgart might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Stuttgart here or see if Stuttgart is expensive here.

Related

What is Stuttgart most famous for?

Stuttgart is most famous for its many automobile museums including the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum. People visit this impressive city for its great food, nightlife, and shopping. Also, it's known for museums. It is often described as commercial, diverse, dynamic, modern, and authentic.

What is the most famous sight in Stuttgart?

The most popular sight in Stuttgart is The Mercedes-Benz Museum. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Stuttgart on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Mercedes-Benz Museum and other attractions here.

How touristy is Stuttgart? Is it a popular city to visit?

Stuttgart is an off-the-beaten-path city that many travelers overlook. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

  • SUP BASIC COURSE Stuttgart Neckar Stand Up Paddling / Paddling Adventure Jones Tours: $54
  • City Tour Heilbronn in a double-decker bus: $22
  • Stuttgart Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $290
  • Stuttgart Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $53
  • Stuttgart Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour in a double-decker bus: $22
  • Private digital puzzle tour in the Stuttgart Höhenpark Killesberg: $44
  • Private Guided Walking Tour in Stuttgart: $71
  • Stuttgart Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00

How long should I spend in Stuttgart?

The ideal length of time for a trip to Stuttgart is two to four days. Since Stuttgart has activities such as dining, nightlife, and shopping, many visit for up to four days.

If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Stuttgart? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Stuttgart?.