Art Galleries and Museums in Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Self Guided)

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.
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Art Galleries and Museums in Stuttgart Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries and Museums in Stuttgart
Guide Location: Germany » Stuttgart (See other walking tours in Stuttgart)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: sabrina
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Galerie Michael Sturm

1) Galerie Michael Sturm

This beautiful gallery was founded in 1996 and still exhibits fabulous collections of international abstract and intangible art works. The gallery works closely with other cultural centres to provide a unique and innovative cultural experience. Visit Gallerie Michsel Sturm to embark on a fascinating journey in the world of abstract paintings and photography.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm - 7 pm; Saturday: by appointment
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Franke Galerie

2) Franke Galerie

Franke Galerie is another popular cultural place for art lovers. Here visitors can observe a wonderful collection of paintings made by artists from the second half of the 20th century, as well as beautiful papier mache art. There are also themed exhibitions of traditional tribal art from Africa and Asia.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm; Saturday: 10:30 am - 2 pm
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Kunsthaus Schill

3) Kunsthaus Schill

Located conveniently in Stuttgart’s city centre, the lovely Kunsthaus Schill gallery attracts visitors because of its outstanding international contemporary art work collections. In a light, spacious environment visitors can enjoy viewing stunning paintings, beautiful sculptures and graphics.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
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Kunstmuseum

4) Kunstmuseum (must see)

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is a recently opened art museum in Stuttgart, Germany.The cubic museum building with 5000 m² of display space was designed by Berlin architects Hascher and Jehle. During the day it looks like a glass cube, and at night the interior lit limestone walls become visible. The museum's collection comes from the previous "Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart". The city's collection goes back to a gift from the Marchese Silvio della Valle di Casanova in 1924. It contains one of the most important collections of the work of Otto Dix and also works from Willi Baumeister, Adolf Hölzel, Dieter Roth and others.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm; Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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House of Art

5) House of Art

House of Art, situated on the eastern corner of Schossplatz, is the home of the Wuettemberg Society of Art in Stuttgart. This wonderful gallery presents beautiful 19th century art such as paintings and sculptures. Here visitors can view works of such artists as Fritz Winter, Holzet, Dix, Joseph Kosuth and Dieter Roth.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm; Wednesday: 11 am - 8 pm
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New State Gallery

6) New State Gallery (must see)

Constructed in the early 80s, The New Gallery is one of the greatest examples of post-modern architecture in Stuttgart. The Gallery exhibits a fabulous permanent collection of works of twentieth-century artists including Schlemmer, Pollocks, Beuys and Matisse. Visitors here can also view one of the largest Picasso collections in the world.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
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Old State Gallery

7) Old State Gallery (must see)

The Old State Gallery was built in the middle of 19th century. Today the gallery presents works created by Dutch, Italian and German Impressionists such as Bellini, Tinteretto and Rembrandt. One of the main attractions of the gallery is the 14th century carved piece of altar of the Bohemian School depicting King Wenceslas, St Vitus and Emperor Sigismund.

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.
Stuttgart Best Nightspots

Stuttgart Best Nightspots

When the sun goes down, Stuttgart turns into one vibrant and unforgettable festivity. Local nightlife offers its visitors fabulous dance clubs, cozy pubs and foxy bars to suit any mood. Take this walking tour to embark upon a funky Stuttgart nightlife adventure.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Bad Cannstatt Walking Tour

Bad Cannstatt Walking Tour

With plenty of entertainment to offer, Bad Cannstatt is the largest district in Stuttgart city. The area contains the famous Mercedes-Benz museum and arena, beautiful churches, a tram exhibition and many other fascinating places. Take this walking tour to discover Stuttgart’s most impressive region.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Cultural Walk in Stuttgart

Cultural Walk 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: 3.9 km
Religious Walking Tour in Stuttgart

Religious Walking Tour in Stuttgart

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: 3.9 km
Stuttgart Architecture Walking Tour

Stuttgart Architecture Walking Tour

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
Shopping in Stuttgart

Shopping in Stuttgart

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: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Stuttgart for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Stuttgart has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Stuttgart, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.