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Stuttgart

Automotive museums, architectural gems, and historical palaces await in this southern German city.

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Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

1. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Stuttgart: Vineyard Wine Safari

2. Stuttgart: Vineyard Wine Safari

Take a walk along Stuttgart's steep slopes and let yourself be guided through the vineyards of the region by a guide wearing a traditional costume. Enjoy spectacular views of Bad Cannstatt, Münster, and the Neckar on this hiking experience. Taste five regional wines and discover what makes them so special. On this tour, try the famous Cannstatter Zuckerle and other phenomenal regional wines. Enjoy a few snacks, and look forward to fun games related to all things wine.

Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

3. Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

4. Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

After meeting your guide outside the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, your guided tour will begin. Throughout your tour, a resolute Swabian housewife (or her husband), armed with a broom and a duster, will guide you through the inner city of Stuttgart. Knowing no discretion, your housewife-guide will dig up the dirt on their neighbors. She will divulge to you her most economical cooking recipes, and will also shed some light about some of the great Stuttgart personalities. Nothing is safe from Frau Schwätzele. Only one person enjoys her undivided respect, and that is the inventor of the notorious Swabian Kehrwoche. Take part in this cheerful yet unusual city walk, and after around 2 hours you will result in the courtyard of the old castle.

Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

5. Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

There is something special about Stuttgart's city center. Two magnificent palaces watch over its lively shopping streets and you are never more than a short stroll away from the extensive palace gardens, dotted with sculptures, fountains and lakes. At the center of the city is Palace Square, a vibrant place in the heart of the city with a wide range of great restaurants and cafes, lined by impressive porticoed buildings. Tour the parks, the baroque New Palace and the avant-garde facade of the art museum, for a unique experience, one that surprises and delights every visitor. Find out all about Stuttgart's fascinating cultural history and fun facts on this charming city walk.

Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

6. Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and enjoy some beautiful hours spent on the River Neckar. First, you will be equipped with the paddles and life jackets. Then, you get a short introduction to the sport before you can start your adventure on the water. You have the possibility to rent a SUP-Board for 2 hours. During this time you can enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar and have a great time with your family, friends, or your partner. The available route map shows you which routes and tours are passable and which corners of the Neckar you can explore. After a long day, you can order some drinks and food and relax at the beach.

Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

7. Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

Your personal guide will take you on an entertaining and informative circular tour through the heart of Stuttgart. Get to know the city's main attractions and their histories on this guided walk. Your tour begins in the Upper Palace Gardens (Oberer Schlossgarten), before taking you past the theater and the internationally renowned Stuttgart Opera. You will continue at a leisurely pace past the Eckensee Lake, and the seat of the Landtag, the regional parliament. You will then advance towards both the New and Old Palaces, with a look at the inner courtyard. When you arrive on Palace Square, you've reached the true heart of the city. On Schiller Square you'll hear all about the history of the city, which was originally founded back in the 10th century as a stud farm. In the Market Hall you can embark on a culinary trip round the world, while only a stone's throw away there's the Marketplace with the Town Hall.

Stuttgart: Culinary Excursion through Bad Cannstatt

8. Stuttgart: Culinary Excursion through Bad Cannstatt

Discover the oldest part of Stuttgart from a different perspective and embark on a culinary journey through the regional cuisine. Follow your guide on an entertaining tour of the old town and taste the local delicacies, such as the classic Hefezopf (braided bread) or typical Maultaschen (pasta squares filled with meat or cheese served in a clear soup). Explore Bad Cannstatt with all your senses and enjoy some amusing anecdotes. Listen to the interesting city history and taste treats typical of the Stuttgart region.

Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

9. Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Discover the eerie history of Stuttgart on a guided ghost tour in Old Town. See the Market square, Collegiate Church, the Old Castle, and the Schlossplatz. Learn about dark encounters with headless horsemen and shadowy figures that can still be seen at dawn today. Hear stories about the history of Stuttgart and find out, among other things, where the bean quarter got its name, what the city owes to a hidden stream, and about graveyards in the olden times.

Stuttgart: Stäffele Tour in German

10. Stuttgart: Stäffele Tour in German

Choose between 4 different tour routes: • Tour North Begin with a short walk through the new European quarter then head up the steps to the Chinese Garden for a beautiful view over the city. Then, continue uphill to Killesberg where there's a lot to discover. Make your way through the residential area of Feuerbacher Heide to the Bismarck Tower for another wonderful view of Stuttgart. On the way down to the Killesberg tram stop, pass by the house where the industrial families Porsche and Moser once lived. The tour ends at the Killesberg tram stop. • Tour East Begin with a short walk through the castle garden then head over hundreds of steps to the Fair Galathea Statue and the Cannon House. From the Villa Reitzenstein, enjoy a wonderful view of the city and learn interesting facts about the people after whom the Stäffele steps are named. On the way down, you'll see the Wilhelmspalais, the magnificent city residence of the last king of Württemberg. Your tour ends in the Academy Garden, which is located behind the New Castle. • Tour South Start at Marienplatz and soon climb numerous "Stäffele". Marvel at amazing city panoramas until you reach the Alte Weinsteige. From the highest point on the tour, you can see all of Stuttgart. Then, make your way back through a forest to the legendary tea house, where the tour ends. • Tour West Begin your exciting Stäffele tour of West Stuttgart at Marienplatz. From here, go up past the enchanted urban lapidarium and archaeological museum, then continue through the urban vineyard to the fabulous viewpoint on the Karlshöhe mountain. Here, you'll be rewarded for all your climbing with a wonderful view. Next, follow the path up the steep Hasenbergsteig in the footsteps of Wilhelm II. Discover the legendary Alexandershäusle, and hear about the "Schwabtunnel," the first street and tram tunnel in the empire. Listen to many other amazing stories on the route through the west of Stuttgart. The tour concludes at Feuersee.

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What people are saying about Stuttgart

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based on 1,001 reviews

The booking procedure was easy, and friendly! help by very kind staff always available. What I mentioned before.. I would give customers the possibility to get an emergency phone number (mobile number guide) to be used on the day of event. It easily can happen somebody is late or waiting at another place? But with a little heart beat before ;-) finally everything went well, and the good thing is you can always reach somebody from Get yr Guide Team!

I was a little concerned when I read previous reviews that I might have a hard time navigating my way to dock. My fears were abated by excellent directions that came with the activity reminder. The boat, the crew, the service, food snd guests were top-notch. I had an excellent roundtrip and would definitely recommend as a fun memory whether or go solo for relaxation, as a couple’s date or in a group for a party.

Was a very nice experience. The boat is very quiet which makes the trip really relaxing. Prices for drinks and food are perfectly fine. The "highlight" was that you have to go through the lock on the outward and return journey.

It was a great evening! Immanuel told us very interesting things about whiskey with a lot of charm and humor. It was a successful gift for my husband's 60th birthday! Thanks very much! Greetings... Sandra Gildhorn

Evy war der perfekte Guide, wir hatten einen wunderschönen unterhaltsamen Nachmittag, den keiner von uns so schnell vergessen wird! Vielen vielen Dank!