Old Castle, Stuttgart

Old Castle, Stuttgart (must see)

The Old Castle is located in the centre of Stuttgart, the capital of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. It dates back to the 10th century. The first castle dates back to around 950 when Stuttgart was a settlement for breeding horses. In the 14th century it became the residence of the sovereign Counts of Württemberg. In the 16th century dukes Christopher and Ludwig ordered it to be converted into a Renaissance castle. Moats around the castle were removed in the 18th century. In 1931 the castle was severely damaged by a fire and before it could be reconstructed, it was damaged by bombing in the Second World War. The castle was finally renovated in 1969. Today the Old Castle is home to the Württemberg State Museum. King Charles I of Württemberg and his wife Olga are buried beneath the castle church. The inner courtyard houses a monument to Eberhard I.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Stuttgart. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Old Castle on Map

Sight Name: Old Castle
Sight Location: Stuttgart, Germany (See walking tours in Stuttgart)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Stuttgart, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Stuttgart

Create Your Own Walk in Stuttgart

Creating your own self-guided walk in Stuttgart is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Venues in Stuttgart

Cultural Venues in Stuttgart

Stuttgart is a vibrant city with a great variety of music, art and cultural activities. Stuttgart’s rich heritage, traditions and unique culture make this city a popular tourist destination with plenty of famous theatres, lovely cinemas and concert halls. Take our walking tour to discover the most popular cultural venues in Stuttgart.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Stuttgart Architectural Jewels

Stuttgart Architectural Jewels

Stuttgart offers a variety of beautiful, impressive historical buildings. The theatres, castles and other attractive buildings will impress you with their beauty and interesting architectural features. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most prominent Stuttgart landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Stuttgart Museums Walk

Stuttgart Museums Walk

Stuttgart is a wonderful city with a number of fascinating museums. Most of the museums exhibit historical and cultural artifacts of the city, archaeological relics and biographical data of famous people. The following self-guided tour will take you to the best museums in Stuttgart.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Stuttgart Shopping Tour

Stuttgart Shopping Tour

When it comes to quality shopping, Stuttgart is a great destination to consider. The city's main shopping area, Konigstrasse, offers a plethora of high-end stores and souvenir boutiques. Take this walking tour to find the best deals in town and take home some memorable gifts from Stuttgart.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Stuttgart offers a diversity of beautiful churches that serve different religions: Catholic, Old Catholic, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, Apostolic and other churches can all be found in Stuttgart. The following walking tour will take you to the most impressive religious places of worship in this charming city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Art Galleries and Museums in Stuttgart

Art Galleries and Museums in Stuttgart

Stuttgart is a charming city with a variety of attractive and unique art galleries, and three major art museums to please the real art lovers. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the most attractive art venues in Stuttgart such as famous Old and New State Galleries, fabulous modern Kunstmuseum and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles