Bad Cannstatt Walking Tour, Stuttgart (Self Guided)

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.
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Bad Cannstatt Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bad Cannstatt Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Stuttgart (See other walking tours in Stuttgart)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: sabrina
Martin Luther Kirche

1) Martin Luther Kirche

One of first churches in Stuttgart to be built of brick, Martin Luther Church was erected at the end of 19th century. It was designed by architects Richard Boklen and Carl Feil to resemble the elegant style of French cathedrals. The church’s clock-tower is decorated with beautiful windows, balconies and small corner towers. Today the church is the home of the Luther community of the Bad Cannstatt and a prominent landmark of the district.
Gottlieb Daimler Gedächtnisstätte

2) Gottlieb Daimler Gedächtnisstätte

Gottlieb Daimler Museum and Memorial are located in the green area of Kurpark. German inventors' first models of vehicles that look more like bicycles and mechanized chariots are available here for public viewing. The workshop museum exhibits engines, tools, the model of the first horseless carriage designed by Maybach and other vehicles that will later become elegant Mercedes cars.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

3) Neckarbiergarten

The spacious and cozy Neckarbiergarten is a lovely terrace set on the bank of the river Neckar. The tree line provides this magical place with much needed shade during hot summer months and protects the garden from the winds. Come here for relaxation, topped up with delicious Swabian cuisine food, famous local beer and stunning river views.
Evangelische Stadtkirche

4) Evangelische Stadtkirche

This beautiful Evang Stadtkirche was built in 1506 by architect Jorg Aberlin Elder. It stands on the foundation of the 9th century stone church. The church is a fine example of late Gothic architectural style. The Renaissance style tower was built by Heinrich Schickhardt and added to the main structure in 1613. Step inside to discover eye-catching paintings of Rudolf Yelin and other 16th century religious artifacts.

5) Straßenbahnmuseum

After the introduction of horsedrawn trolleys in 1868, Stuttgart became the first German city with a streetcar network. In 1891, Stuttgart became the third city in Germany to introduce cogwheel railway, also known as electric tram railway system. Stuttgart Tram Museum, Strassenbahnmuseum in German, reflects this historical transformation and houses impressive tram exhibitions. In this spacious environment, visitors can observe a large selection of different types and colours of trams, restored vehicles and other related objects, some of which are more than 140 years old.

Operation hours: Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 10 am- 6 pm.
Cannstatter Wasen

6) Cannstatter Wasen

The Cannstatter Wasen is a 35 hectare festival area on the banks of the Neckar river in the part of Stuttgart known as Bad Cannstatt. The Cannstatter Wasen form part of the Neckar Park Fairground.

Each year the Wasen hosts the Cannstatter Volksfest and the Stuttgart Spring Festival, along with other events such as concerts and circuses.

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Mercedes-Benz Arena

7) Mercedes-Benz Arena (must see)

The Mercedes-Benz Arena is a stadium located in Stuttgart and home to German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. Before 1993 it was called Neckarstadion, named after the nearby river Neckar and between 1993 and July 2008 it was called Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion. From the 2008-09 season, the stadium was renamed the Mercedes-Benz Arena, starting with a pre-season friendly against Arsenal on 30 July 2008.

The stadium capacity is currently around 41,000, after one stand (Untertürkheimer Kurve) has been demolished during summer 2009 in the process of converting it to a pure football arena. The rebuilt arena will be finished in December 2011 with a new capacity of 60,000, including terracing. Due to UEFA regulations, which only allows seating, the capacity is reduced to 54,906 during international football matches.

The Mercedes-Benz Arena hosted four matches of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, two matches of the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (a 1st Round match and a semi-final) and six games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a Round of 16 game and the third-place playoff match. The stadium also hosted the finals of the European Cup in 1959 (Real Madrid vs. Stade de Reims) and 1988 (PSV Eindhoven vs. S.L. Benfica).

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Sight description based on wikipedia
Mercedes-Benz Museum

8) Mercedes-Benz Museum (must see)

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automotive museum housed in Stuttgart, Germany. The current building, which stands directly outside the main gate of the Daimler factory, was designed by the UN Studio. It is based on a unique cloverleaf concept using three overlapping circles, with the center removed to form a triangular atrium. The building was completed and opened in 2006. Previously, the museum was housed in a dedicated building within the factory complex and visitors had, in recent decades, been transported from the main gate by a secured shuttle. The building's height and "double helix" interior were designed to maximize space, providing 16,500 square meters of exhibition space on a footprint of just 4,800 square meters. The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motor engine. The museum provides visitors with free audio tours in a variety of languages.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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: 1.7 km
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: 1.5 km
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
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 Daily Life Walking Tour

Stuttgart Daily Life Walking Tour

Stuttgart is a wonderful city. With its lively atmosphere, the city has plenty to offer during the day and night for a fantastic vacation. Cool beer bars, delightful local markets and beautiful parks are all a reflection of Stuttgart’s vibrant daily life. Take this walking tour to discover the most popular local places.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 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.