Religious Walking Tour in Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Self Guided)

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.
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Religious Walking Tour in Stuttgart Map

Guide Name: Religious Walking Tour 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: 3.9 km
Author: sabrina
St. Catherine's Church

1) St. Catherine's Church

St. Katherina Church was built in 1863 by architect Professor Heinrich Wagner and this lovely, simple church is a great example of neo-Gothic style. St. Katherina is well known in Stuttgart as the “English Church”. The old walls of this modest Catholic Church hold secrets of its eventful history.

2) Leonhardskirche

Just a few minutes walking distance from Schossplatz, The Leonard's Church is the second oldest church in Stuttgart. At first the building of the church served as a station for pilgrims of St James. According to the history, at the beginning of the 15th century, the old building was replaced by the church, which became very popular among the locals. Later the church was extended by an additional structure, designed by architect Aberlin Jörg. Check out this classic place of worship in late-Gothic style.

3) Stiftskirche (must see)

The Stiftskirche Stuttgart (Collegiate Church) is an inner-city church in Stuttgart. It is the main church of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg as well as the parish church of the evangelical (Lutheran) inner-city church district of Stuttgart. Structures of a small Romanesque church from the 10th and 11th centuries could recently be traced as having been exactly in today's church outline.

In 1240, a stately three-naved church with two towers is built in the Romanic style, apparently by the Counts of Württemberg who from around that time are residing in the nearby Old Castle. From the end of the 13th century a double tomb is preserved in today's South tower chapel. It contains the remains of Ulrich I, Count of Württemberg and his second wife, Countess of Württemberg, Agnes von Schlesien-Liegnitz. With the adoption of the Lutheran Protestant Reformation in Württemberg in 1534, all pictures and altars are removed from the naves, pewage and a gallery is added. The tombstones are moved to the interior of the church.

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Domkirche St. Eberhard

4) Domkirche St. Eberhard

Domkirche St. Eberhard was built at the beginning of the 19th century. After the Reformation, it was the first Catholic Church in Stuttgart City. In 1944, the church was destroyed by a bomb, but later underwent restoration led by architect Hugo. The church is also famous for having the second biggest organ in the city as well as a beautiful golden altar.

5) Hospitalsckirche

Situated close to Stuttgart city centre, Hospitalskirche or Hospital Church is a massive Medieval church. At first, Hospitalskirche was built as a three-aisled Gothic hall, but after restoration, this tall attractive tower with its six massive bronze bells was added to the main building. Famous composer Leonard Lechner is buried here.

6) Johanneskirche

The Protestant Church Johanneskirche (St John) in Stuttgart, built in neo-Gothic style was built from 1864 to 1876 by the Chief Building Christian Friedrich von Leins, it is particualary highligted by its urban location. It lies with the choir on a peninsula over the lake of "Feuersee" (Lake of Fire) or (fire water pond), while the main entrance and tower marks the beginning of the former "Johannesstraße" (St. John's street).

After the second World War the Church was reconstructed up to the main tower, but was left incomplete on purpose. The "Church without a head" applies today as a memorial against war.

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Kirche St. Maria

7) Kirche St. Maria

St. Maria Church was built in 1879 by architect Joseph von Egle. The church itself is a fine example of early Gothic style. During the Second World War, the two large church towers burned down, but in 1949, they were successfully restored to their previous beauty. Come here to see the impressive structure of this church and especially the stunning sharp towers.

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.
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Stuttgart is a modern city with rich historic past and a wealth of sightseeing. Here, alongside contemporary, glass-clad buildings there are numerous centuries-old monuments and historic sights coexisting in harmony. Follow this orientation walk to discover the most popular attractions of Stuttgart.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 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: 1.7 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
Family Fun in Stuttgart

Family Fun in Stuttgart

The city of Stuttgart offers its visitors incredible exhibitions at the Natural Historical Museum, lovely playgrounds, souvenir and toy shops and many more things for great family fun. This walking tour will take you to the most interesting places, which will turn your Stuttgart adventure into great family excitement.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 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

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.