15 Best Stuttgart Tours

With nearly 650,000 inhabitants, Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany. It is also the capital and most populous metropolitan area of ​​Baden-Württemberg.

It is located in a particularly fertile area along the Neckar River, very close to the famous Black Forest.

Stuttgart is a regional center for sports, art, gastronomy and culture, and one of the national centers of car design and production.

With a wealth of tour options to suit visitors of all ages and interests, finding things to do in the area shouldn’t be a challenge.

1. 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop On Hop Off Stuttgart

Hop-on hop-off tours have taken the travel and tourism world by storm in recent years because they are fun, affordable, and allow visitors to see and experience things the way they want.

Stuttgart is a multifaceted city with a lot to offer the curious visitor. This 100-minute selection includes some of Stuttgart’s main attractions, such as the Mercedes-Benz and Linden Museums and Palace Square, to name a few.

Tickets allow participants to see what interests them and ignore those that are not.

Tickets are valid 24 hours from the date of purchase and include audio guides in more than a dozen languages.

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2. Vineyard Wine Tour

Vineyards in Stuttgart

The fertile farmlands around Stuttgart have produced grapes for generations; they have turned into some of the world’s most sought-after wines.

These three ½ hour afternoon tours begin and end in Stuttgart and include the services of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and wine enthusiast.

Guests will hike to the observation deck for stunning views of the area, learn about its history and winemaking traditions, visit wineries, and sample some of the most delicious produce.

Since it’s an outdoor tour, bring a camera, layers suitable for all weather conditions, and comfortable shoes.

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3. Exclusive City Walk

Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

The Upper Palace Gardens, Lake Ekensee, the Stuttgart Opera House, and the Old and New Palaces are some of the main attractions on this guided walking tour of the city.

Tours are smaller than most, meaning guests will have a more personalised experience learning about the city’s history, culture and economy while strolling leisurely between attractions.

In addition, guests will experience the market hall, which is often considered to be the food heart of the city.

Buyers and sellers often haggle over everything from produce and fresh meat to cheese, pickles, bread and sweets.

Tours begin and end in a central location convenient for guests.

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4. Bus Christmas City Tour

    Christmas market in Stuttgart

For those lucky enough to be in Stuttgart over Christmas, the city is truly a sight to behold.

Previous guests have described it as a winter wonderland, and this Christmas City bus tour is a great way to see a ton of holiday-related attractions in a short amount of time.

The tour begins at the central tourist information center called I-Punkt, located in the city center.

From there, guests will plug in their audio guide, sit back, and enjoy the view as the bus pulls into the hills overlooking the city.

Tours last less than an hour and children under three are free.

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5. Bad Cannstatt Food Tour

Bad Canstadt, Stuttgart

Stuttgart’s cuisine combines contemporary and traditional regional cuisine, best experienced with the assistance of a local guide.

Bad Cannstatt is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and one of the foodie hotspots in the metropolitan area.

These two ½ hour tours are engaging, educational, and delicious. It provides a great opportunity to see things from a unique perspective.

Guests will visit markets and restaurants to sample a variety of delicacies, from soups and pastas to breads, cheeses and meats.

While a full meal isn’t included, most guests get full quickly and have a truly memorable time in the process.

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6. Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart

The Mercedes-Benz Arena is home to VfB Stuttgart football club and on matchdays it welcomes nearly 60,000 avid fans from all over the country.

During this ½ hour tour, guests will receive behind-the-scenes access normally reserved only for players, coaches and arena staff.

Tours are available in English and German and are led by experienced guides who know all the ins and outs of team history and players.

Highlights include the tunnel from the team locker room to the pitch, the press room and the main stand.

Participants also receive a 10% discount on apparel at the team store after the tour.

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7. Stuttgart Nature Day

Max-Ice Lake

Including surrounding towns and suburbs, Stuttgart’s total population exceeds 2 million.

For those who need to spend some quality time with nature away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this guided nature experience will be a great way to spend the day.

After a short ride to the scenic Max-Eyth Lake, energetic travelers can choose to canoe, paddle, swim, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Tours also include guided vineyard hikes, motorbike excursions, and a relaxing afternoon barbecue outdoors before heading back to the city center.

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8. Raclette, wine and show night

Comedian's Guide's Raclette and Wine Tasting

According to previous travel guests, wine, cheese and magic are made for each other and there is no better way to experience them than on this three ½ hour combo tour.

It’s an evening event like everyone else. As well as indulging in some of the region’s most lavish delicacies – such as mozzarella cheeses and local wines – guests will also see a show that includes multiple forms of entertainment, including comedy, magic and singing.

Held in the evening along the scenic Neckar River. After the show, guests will have time to stroll through the view and breathe in the fresh night air.

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9. Private Super Premium Pub Crawl

Private Super Premium Pub Crawl Tour

This four-hour ultra-premium pub crawl would be a no-brainer for clubbers who want to navigate Stuttgart’s posh nightclub scene without all the pesky details and logistics.

It is a huge hit with bachelors, bachelorettes and birthday parties, and it also attracts a lot of international tourists.

Tour tickets include access to the exclusive venue, a free drink or shoot at each stop, and all admission fees.

As a free gift, each female participant will receive a headgear, while the males will receive a corkscrew.

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10. Guided Segway Tour

Stuttgart Segway

A Segway tour is an excellent choice for those interested in seeing the sights of Stuttgart from a unique and inspiring perspective.

The tour begins when participants meet their guide and get an overview of how to use their two-wheeled electric vehicle.

From the banks of the Neckar, riders will set off to visit urban attractions such as the Burgholzhof tower, as well as rural attractions such as Lake Max Eyth and the vineyards of the nearby valley.

Guests will benefit from the guide’s local knowledge and visit some of the most stunning natural and man-made attractions in the region.

Tours include paved and dirt road sections, as well as moderately heavy traffic areas.

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11. TV Tower Tickets

Stuttgart TV Tower

Stuttgart’s iconic TV tower rises over 600 feet above the city below.

While some towers are considered an eyesore, the towers in Stuttgart are considered to have a unique architectural style and beauty.

It is also one of the attractions that most tourists choose to experience on their own as it does not guarantee the services of a tour guide.

Once at the top, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the city and countryside, including the Alps, the Neckar Valley and the Black Forest.

There is also a cool on-site cafe for those who want to relax with a bite to eat or a drink before heading to other attractions.

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12. Stuttgart in 1 hour: highlights of the city center

main square, stuttgart

You can get a full overview of Stuttgart and its sights in under an hour, although you might miss out on some of what guests will see on longer half-day and full-day tours.

This tour is a no-brainer for those who have just landed in town and want to get their bearings quickly.

It’s a hike, so all you really need is a hat, a pair of sunglasses, and the willingness to stretch your legs.

Tours of this nature won’t stay long at any one attraction, but they’re a great way to discover things you’ll want to check out yourself later.

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13. Curling Experience

Stuttgart curling experience

Curling is a mysterious sport to those who have only seen it in late-night international sports news coverage.

Thankfully, for those of you who like to try new things, there is a way to try your hand at it without taking up a lot of time or taking an arm and a leg.

After meeting with their coaches and learning about the misunderstood winter sports, participants will get on the ice and play a small friendly game with other guests.

The idea of ​​the game is to gently slide the stone towards the goal; those who get the closest win the most points.

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14. Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Experience

stand up paddle yoga

With both yoga and paddle surfing both popular, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising entrepreneurs combined the two.

In stand-up paddle board yoga, the floating board is the mat that increases the focus needed to exercise and stay as still as possible.

A guided yoga class includes a 15-minute introduction and warm-up, 1 hour of yoga, and an additional 30 minutes of free paddle time.

Sessions are offered in the morning and afternoon in a quiet and idyllic setting away from the crowds, lasting just over an hour and a half.

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15. Magician show and dinner


Magic shows are an often overlooked form of vacation entertainment for those who prefer to visit local attractions on a limited time basis.

But according to previous guests, there’s no better way to enjoy an impressive magic show than in Stuttgart, just a stone’s throw from the Neckar.

This evening magic tour and dinner combo is a great option for families traveling with kids. It tends to be an interactive experience, which means that viewers may be asked to participate at any time.

Meals include appetizers, main courses and desserts.

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