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What to do on Sundays in Stuttgart ?

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What to do on Sundays in Stuttgart ?

Hello,

I remember that most of the restaurants, shopping centers etc are closed on Sundays in Stuttgart.

Any idea for Sundays, what can be done ?

Thanks,

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1. Re: What to do on Sundays in Stuttgart ?

>I remember that most of the restaurants, shopping centers etc are closed on Sundays in Stuttgart.

I am afraid your recollection is wrong.

Shops are closed on sunday in Germany. Everything else - restaurants, museums, etc. are open and fuller than during the week.

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2. Re: What to do on Sundays in Stuttgart ?

Some restaurants are closed, many are open. The shops will be closed (as almost all the rest of Germany) with a few exceptions like some bakeries may be open in the morning, and you can buy some things at gas stations and the railway station.

As for things to do on Sunday, most (all?) museums will be open. Most are closed on Mondays. The best mueums are the Mercedes Benz automobile museum, the Staatsgallerie for art, Museum am Loewentor for the excellent local fossils and even a hairy mother mammoth and baby, Rosenstein natural hisory museum, and LInden museum of Ethnology. There are numerous other museums including the Porsche museum. I have created a GoList about things to do in Stuttgart in the Spring that will largely remain valid at this time of year. There are also the three large public baths in the Bad Cannstatt part of Stuttgart, Europe's largest combined zoo-botanical garden Wilhelma amid the nice Moorish architecture of this former palace. The world's oldest modern TV tower recently turned 50 and you can go up it for views.

There should be some open Besenwirtschaften (the wineries are allowed to serve food until the new wine runs out and advertise this by placing a "Besen"-broom outside) especially in the Obertuerkheim and Untertuerkheim parts of Stuttgart, and you usually sit in the owner's back yard or dining room sharing tables with others and is a fun thing to do.

There is excellent opera and ballet to attend, and musical performances. Stutgart again this year has won Germany's opera of the year award, which recently is almost an annual occurence.

The largest perfectly preserved palace in Germany (Swabian Versailles) is a 15 minute S-bahn ride away (S-4, S-5), with its extensive gardens (Blooming Baroque), visitable rooms, four museums, and two nearby smaller associated palaces in a deer park. Esslingen is also a 15 minute S-bahn ride (S-1) from Stuttgart with its excellently preserved medieval Altstadt center and Germany's first Sekt (German champagne) cellar.

Any of the towns at the end of the six S-bahn lines are worth visiting for several hours such as Weil der Stadt (Keppler's birthplace), and Marbach (Schiller's birthplace).

There is the possibility of taking in a football match with VfB Stuttgart or a regional league match with one of Stuttgart's two teams both currently leading that league.

This is probably several weeks' visiting already, so I'll stop now, but gives you a wide choice in things to do and see.

Avail yourself of the excellent services and information available at the tourist office across the road from the train station. www.stuttgart-tourist.de

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