Explore Southern Germany from hostels in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the lively capital of Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. From fast cars to a leisurely glass of local wine, Stuttgart has lots to offer visitors. A progressive and technology-driven city surrounded by pastoral vineyards and countryside, you'll be glad you chose to stay in hostels in Stuttgart.
Staying in Stuttgart
Located on a hillside overlooking the city, Stuttgart International Hostel is a top choice for comfortable hostels in Stuttgart. You'll be greeted by a multilingual staff and a TouristPoint info desk for travelers where staff will answer questions, provide maps and info and can even help you purchase tickets to attractions and events. The bistro and lounge areas are fertile ground for meeting new people and sharing stories.
Stuttgart International is conveniently located just 3 minutes from the metro/bus stop Eugensplatz. Stuttgart airport is located around 13 km outside the city, which can be reached by bus or a 30-minute ride on the S-bahn (commuter train).
Youth Hostel Stuttgart International
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Youth Hostel Stuttgart Neckarpark features a very modern, trendy design and high comfort standards. Located in Bad Cannstatt at Stuttgart's riverside directly next to the Neckarpark train station, it's easy to reach and only 10 minutes from downtown. Rooms at the hostel are simply decorated, and each one has its own bathroom including a shower. This hostel in Stuttgart is a short walk from the Mercedes-Benz-Museum, the Wilhelma Zoo, and the city beach Neckarstrand. The huge Wasen event area where you can enjoy various performances and events like the Frühlingsfest, Cannstatter Wasen, circus, open-air concerts and sports competitions is also located within walking distance. Entertainment venues Porsche Arena and Mercedes Benz Arena with concerts, sporting events and more are just one station away. Search all hostels in Stuttgart or check out hostels throughout Germany.
Things to See and Do in Stuttgart
Stuttgart has something for everybody, from wine enthusiasts to car buffs and culture lovers. Take in the city's history and explore its part in changing the course of history with its innovative products. See famous paintings and watch an opera or go hiking in the hilly countryside before relaxing in a mineral bath. Hostels in Stuttgart are a great place to start exploring the best of Germany.
Porsche Museum - Check out the state-of-the-art building that houses hundreds of Porsches. Interesting exhibits highlight the company's technological innovations and products. A sports car lover's dream!
Mercedes-Benz Museum - Stuttgart is a car city and is also home to Mercedes Benz. Check out the venerable history of this carmaker with some of its very earliest models. Displays show the company's impressive engineering and advances over the decades.
Fernsehturm - The Fernsehturm or TV Tower was the first of its kind. Reminiscent of the Space Needle in Seattle, visitors will be treated to a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the city and vineyard-covered countryside from around 250 meters high.
Altes Schloss - The Württemberg dukes ruled Stuttgart and environs from their palaces in the city. The 14th-century Altes Schloss, which means Old Palace, was expanded over the centuries and features an eclectic mix of historical styles. Located within the castle, the Landesmuseum Württemberg showcases the region's history with artifacts dating as far back as the Stone Age.
Staatsgalerie - Cultural enthusiasts will appreciate the public art gallery. Portraits and paintings span over five centuries. The collection of later works, including from the Bauhaus movement, is especially popular.
Staatstheater - There's always something happening at the state theater, which is actually a collection of three different venues. Check out operas, plays, ballet and even experimental performances. For our budget-conscious travelers in hostels in Stuttgart, check for last-minute standing tickets to the opera that cost next to nothing.
Karlsplatz - Those seeking a great deal or unique keepsakes should head out early on Saturday morning to the market at Karlsplatz. Find jewelry, pottery, food, clothing and more at this shopping free for all.
Wilhelmina Botanical Park & Zoo - Created as a fairy tale palace and Moorish garden for the aristocrats, today it is home to over 9,000 species of animals from tropical marine fish to bears. Don't miss the stunning orchids in the Amazon House.
Mineral baths - Stuttgart is one of Europe's largest sources of mineral water with over a dozen springs. These waters are believed to have curative properties for the skin, heart and lungs. Take a plunge and soak till you're shriveled at one of three spas in the city.
Dining & Nightlife in Stuttgart
Local Schwabian fare is hearty and rich with meats, potatoes and bread. Vegetarians may be faced with fewer options, but everyone can enjoy a delicious Knödel bread dumpling or Spätzle, a buttery, soft egg noodle often served with cheese (Käsepätzle). You can sample both wine and beer produced locally. For the most authentic dining experience, try a Besenwirtschaft. These are farms that serve up wine and foods that they've raised themselves in usually rustic, congenial atmosphere.
Theodor-Heuss-Straße, a large pedestrian zone with some of the most popular clubs on the Stuttgart nightlife scene, is within walking distance from the hostel Stuttgart International. Check out the city's website for a complete list of clubs, bars and discos as well as a calendar of events.
Getting Around Stuttgart
Stuttgart has a very efficient public transport system consisting of buses, trams and trains, making it easy to get around from your hostel in Stuttgart. Regular services operate from around 5 am to 1 am, with night buses to fill the gap for the night owls. Check out the StuttCard Plus, which offers unlimited rides for three days along with free or reduced admission to state museums and discounts on tours, attractions and more.
The Stuttgart airport is located about 13 km from the city center. A ride on the S-bahn (commuter train) will get you from the airport to the city in about half an hour.