Best museums in Stuttgart
As the sixth largest city of Germany, Stuttgart is a majestic tourist destination. It is with no doubt one of the most attractive German cities, being home to a large number of visitor attractions and landmarks. Some of these sights are the following: Schlossplatz, Stuttgart’s Old Castle, the New Palace, the Solitude Castle, the Stiftskirche, the State Opera House and so on. With open spaces, museums and architectural jewels, the city is a real paradise for tourists. In one of the previous guides I have already presented you the main visitor attractions of the city. Below I will present you the best museums in Stuttgart. Read on to find out which are these.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum
The most visited museum of Stuttgart is the fantastic Mercedes-Benz Museum. It attracts about 440,000 visitors per year. You surely know that Stuttgart is home to this brand. The museum presents the 125-year history of the Mercedes-Benz. On its nine levels it presents about 160 vehicles and 1,500 exhibits. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays from 9:00 to 18:00. (January 2014)
The Old State Gallery
A fantastic art museum in Stuttgart is the Old State Gallery. Opened in 1843, it is one the leading museums in Europe. The museum houses the five collections: “Old German paintings 1300-1550”, “Italian paintings 1300-1800”, “Dutch paintings 1500-1700”, “German paintings of the Baroque period” and “Art from 1800-1900”. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays and Thursdays (until 20:00). (January 2014)
The State Museum of Württemberg
The Old Castle of Stuttgart houses the State Museum of Württemberg. The museum presents the rich history of Württemberg, including several artifacts belonging to its dukes, counts and kings. It also presents remnants dating from the Stone Age. If you are interested in history, don’t miss this fantastic museum.
Stuttgart Art Museum
Stuttgart Art Museum is the second most visited museum of the city. With a strong leaning towards modern art, the museum is very popular among visitors. The building is easily recognizable, being a huge glass cube, standing on the corner of Schlossplatz. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 to 21:00. (January 2014)
The State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart
Housed in the Castle Rosenstein, the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart is highly recommended to those interested in natural history. The fantastic museum’s exhibitions are actually housed within two different buildings. It attracts about 110,000 visitors each year. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. (January 2014)