Top Religious Buildings (Self Guided), 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.
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Top Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Top Religious Buildings
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: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Catherine's Church
  • Leonhardskirche
  • Stiftskirche
  • Domkirche St. Eberhard
  • Hospitalsckirche
  • Johanneskirche
  • Kirche St. Maria
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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.
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
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
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
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 or 2.8 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
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