Stuttgart Shopping Tour (Self Guided), 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 self-guided tour to experience the best shopping in town and take home some memorable gifts from Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Stuttgart Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Stuttgart (See other walking tours in Stuttgart)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Königstrasse (King Street)
  • Königsbaupassagen (King's Passage)
  • Buchhaus Wittwer-Thalia Bookshop
  • Nanu Nana Shop
  • Markthalle (Market Hall)
  • Bohnenviertel, Brennerstraße (Bean Quarter, Brennen Street)
Königstrasse (King Street)

1) Königstrasse (King Street) (must see)

King Street was established when Friedrich, the first king of Württemberg, moved his stables here during the early 19th century. King's Gate once stood at the start of the pedestrian area. The pedestrian area was designed in 1977 in anticipation of a national garden exhibition. As a result, the area was transformed with trees, fountains, and a playground.

King Street is now a busy shopping area. The street remains pedestrian only so visitors can enjoy this vibrant street without automobile traffic. The street is home to a variety of department stores, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.

King Street is popular with locals and visitors alike. Shoppers often linger to people-watch or enjoy outdoor cafes. Don't miss the art museum with its impressive galleries.
Königsbaupassagen (King's Passage)

2) Königsbaupassagen (King's Passage)

Situated just behind the Konigsbau palace, Königsbaupassagen is a new addition to Stuttgart’s business and retail world. This huge modern complex is very popular with locals because of its great shopping opportunity, relaxation areas and of course its fascinating seasonal decorations and exhibitions, fashion shows and other popular cultural events. This place is full of sophistication, classic chic and modern spirit.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Buchhaus Wittwer-Thalia Bookshop

3) Buchhaus Wittwer-Thalia Bookshop

Situated in the heart of the city, Buchhaus Wittwer-Thalia is the biggest bookshop in Stuttgart. In this impressive, five-storey store there is plenty to choose from. Audio books, comics, cartoons, novels, books in foreign languages, history, geography, politics, theatre, music, cinematography, books on art, architecture, design, sport, city guides and maps are all on display. Check out book paradise at Buchhandel Wittwer.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am- 8 pm.
Nanu Nana Shop

4) Nanu Nana Shop

Located in the heart of the city, Nanu Nana Joachim is another shop in Stuttgart, well known for its great variety of interesting goods. In a pleasant environment, visitors can choose from fantastic selections of ceramic plates and cups, funky bags, beautiful statues, lovely candles and many other unique decorative items at a surprisingly low price. Check out this fascinating shop to buy cool souvenirs for your friends and family.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 8 pm.
Markthalle (Market Hall)

5) Markthalle (Market Hall)

Markets have taken place in Stuttgart since 1304, and the first market house was built in 1450. A new market hall was built in 1864, featuring modern iron and glass construction. King Wilhelm I commissioned the market to help wine growers have a place to sell their wine year-round.

However, Stuttgart soon outgrew that hall, and a larger hall was built in 1914 in the Art Nouveau style. Market Hall was constructed with reinforced concrete girders and features a glass roof.

Today, the hall is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. Visitors can shop for home and garden decor. Other shops feature books, art, jewelry, coffee, and tea. Culinary delights are a big draw, and the market is filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, truffles, wine, and desserts. International foods are also on display. Visitors will find Italian, French, German, Spanish, Greek, and Arabic food available.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday: 7 am - 5 pm
Bohnenviertel, Brennerstraße (Bean Quarter, Brennen Street)

6) Bohnenviertel, Brennerstraße (Bean Quarter, Brennen Street)

The Bohnenviertel district offers its visitors a great range of little hidden shops that you will not find in the other shopping areas. Here visitors are likely to find some unusual and interesting things such as old books, unique jewelry accessories, colorful crafts and attractive antiques. Wine taverns and lovely cafés are lovely additions to this district, a hidden treasure.

Today's Brennerstraße in Bohnenviertel used to be Stuttgart's Jewish quarter. The "Judengasse" (Jewish quarter) began on Esslinger Straße, ran in a south-easterly direction and ended at the level of Weberstraße at the former city wall. It was around 150 meters long. The Jewish families initially lived in the area of ​​Dorotheenstrasse, where they also had a "Jewish school" (synagogue). Since the end of the 14th century, the Jewish settlement was in today's Brennerstrasse.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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