As the name suggests, our Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof is handily located next to Stuttgart’s main railway station. And if you arrive by train, you’ll notice that there’s more to Baden-Württemberg’s capital than its interesting city centre and popular tourist sights such as the Old and New Palaces, the Porsche Museum and the Cannstatter Wasen festival grounds.
Because Schduagerd, as the locals call it, is nestled between woodland and vines in the Stuttgart Basin, and its enchanting surroundings are a source of excellent walking and even more excellent wine. It’s not far from our hotel to the first of the vineyards, as the vines extend right down to the city centre by the station. Which makes Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof the perfect place to start your vineyard walk – and to enjoy a drop or two at the end of an active day.
The artwork, which fills the entire wall, shows a range of local attractions, from the Swabian Alps to the wine-growing regions on the Rems and the Neckar, from the Swabian-Franconian Forest to the Black Forest, as well as city landmarks such as the TV Tower, the opera house and the New Palace. One thing is certain – you won’t be stuck for things to see and do!
The tune still firmly lodged in your head, make your way to the outdoor terrace (a sea of lush greenery in the summer months) to soak up some sunshine. When the weather’s good, you’ll probably find the odd bee buzzing around to join in the chorus.