Discovery Region

The most important places of interest, cultural highlights and favourite destinations: We've listed several 'must-sees' for a visit to Stuttgart as the perfect enhancement for a business trip.

In the year 2018 Stuttgart was elected Germany's Capital of Culture for the fourth time running. The study examined supply and demand with regard to theatres, operas and cinemas, libraries, museums and other cultural offers. Around 30 cultural institutions in Stuttgart can be booked for corporate and other events.

Culture metropolis

The Stuttgart Region is an oasis of outstanding cultural enjoyment. The Region boasts the largest triple-branch theatre in the world: Stuttgart State Theatres. The Stuttgart Ballet is world famous, the Stuttgart State Opera has time and again been awarded the title of "Opera House of the Year". The musical repertoire is ambitious and varied, covering everything from classical music to pop and rock.

Alongside the large, established museums and exhibition halls, a varied, assertive young art scene has also evolved. Temporary studios and exhibition rooms have sprung up on former industrial sites. More and more galleries are opening all over the city. But even the more traditional institutions offer artists space to experiment. Here you'll find some art venues and events just waiting to be discovered!

concert at the old palace, © stuttgartkonzert

Cul­ture in the Stut­tgart re­gion

Municipal library, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Romeo Felsenreich


StadtPalais, © StadtPalais-Museum für Stuttgart Saeed Kakavand

Cul­tur­al scene



Shopping experience in Stuttgart's city centre and elsewhere in the Region. You'll find not only fashion to suit every taste, but also all the heart desires in the way of beautiful, exquisite, elegant, stylish items.

Tips for excursions

Black forest, © Tourismus-Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg

Black forest

The Black Forest is famous all over the world for its sombre conifers, the colourful national costumes of its inhabitants and of course its cuckoo clocks. Wonderful hiking trails, impressive old monastery complexes, small communities with photogenic Black Forest houses, and countless rivers and lakes attract millions of holiday-makers here each year. The Black Forest is an ideal destination for a day trip from Stuttgart.

Hohenzollern Castle, © SMG Achim Mende

Ho­hen­zollern Castle

This imposing castle on the edge of the Swabian Alb has a gripping history. Magnificently furnished rooms, a valuable art collection and a variety of cultural events make the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern dynasty a fascinating place for outings, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe.

Lake constance, © Achim Mende

Lake Con­stance

A unique region which is ideal for holidays: Lake Constance offers a host of possibilities for those seeking nature, culture and relaxation. Among its main attractions are Mainau, the “Island of Flowers”, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen, the former monastery of St. Gall and the island of Reichenau. And be sure to include a sail or boat trip on the lake!

Maulbronn Monastery, © Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten

Maul­bronn Mon­as­tery

A little town in the northwest of Stuttgart boasts the best-preserved medieval monastery complex north of the Alps. The UNESCO world heritage site was built in the 12/13th centuries by Cistercian monks. Legend has it that a monk from Maulbronn did not want to give up meat despite the fasting period and invented the famous dish "Maultaschen".