Top 5 sights in Stuttgart
For those who love sightseeing Stuttgart is a perfect destination. Situated in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the city lies in a scenic landscape dominated by hills, parks and valleys. The capital city of the state is an extremely popular destination for tourists. It owns some outstanding visitor attractions of which I will present you in the followings the best ones. If you are planning a visit to Stuttgart and would like to find out which are the must-see attractions of the city, read on. Below there will be presented the top 5 sights in Stuttgart. These are also well-known and representative landmarks of the city. I suggest you not to miss them!
The main and perhaps most beautiful square of Stuttgart is the Schlossplatz. It can be found in the heart of the city, being a major tourist attraction. The square is also the largest “platz” in Stuttgart. The Schlossplatz is home to the spectacular New Palace of the city. Totally renovated in 1977, the square hosts numerous fantastic events, such as open air concerts, part of the prestigious Christmas Market and so on. The Schlossplatz is also home to several beautiful buildings, statues and fountains, including the Mercury Pillar, the Art Museum, the Königsbau and others.
Another gorgeous square of Stuttgart is the Schillerplatz. Situated in the old city centre, the square houses numerous fantastic visitor attractions such as the Stiftkirche, the Old Castle, the Old Chancellery, the State Museum of Württemberg and so on. It attracts many of Stuttgart’s visitors who come to see the notable attractions of the square.
As I already mentioned it, the Stiftkirche can be found on Schillerplatz. It is a beautiful Evangelical-Lutheran church, being the main church of its kind in Württemberg. The original church was a small Romanesque building. The Late Gothic nave was added in the 15th century. Today, it is one of Stuttgart’s beautiful landmarks and visitor attractions.
The New Palace of Stuttgart
The beautiful Late Baroque palace is a fantastic landmark of Stuttgart. Some people refer to the palace as to a castle. Both titles are appropriate. During the 18th century the palace was the residential palace of the kings of Württemberg. Today the castle houses the Ministries of Finance and Education.
The Old Castle of Stuttgart
The fantastic Old Castle dates back in the 10th century. During the 16th century it was turned into a Renaissance castle. In the 20th century it was damaged several times, but in 1969 the castle was totally renovated. Today it houses the fantastic Württemberg State Museum which presents the state’s history dating back in the Stone Age. It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 17:00. It is closed on Mondays. (November 2012)