Do not miss the pedestrian heart of Stuttgart. You feel as though you’re entering a medieval village with houses with wood-beamed ceilings and beautiful vistas. The stores open onto the streets like real shops of yesteryear and there are beautiful views of the canals from the bridges.
It is recommended that you go there relatively early (eg: 9) to enjoy it alone, then have a coffee and watch as it fills with visitors. It’s also wonderful in the evening, or at night, with the cafes and restaurants and the quiet chatter of people sitting at their tables.
It’s a city of many faces, dominated by the Swabian culture and identity, Stuttgart historical center waits to be discovered. It’s easy to get around on foot thanks to the footpaths, there are sights, attractions old and new, squares and... more much more. From the station, cross the long Königstraße, the shopping street, to get to Schlossplatz, where you’ll find the New Castle and the big gardens. Do not miss a visit to the other great castle, the Altes Schloss, as well as the Swabian Museum of Art, which houses artifacts, jewels and prized jewelry. Schillerplatz is worth seeing, it’s a square dedicated to the great German philosopher. At the end of it you’ll find Stiftskirche, a beautiful church, built long before the square which it dominates.