Stuttgart’s market hall is more than just a place to shop for fresh food: it’s also a place for indulgence. High-quality vegan delicatessen products, for example, can be found at the VHY! In Plants we Trust stand. One of the co-founders is former national goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand. Here, and in the restaurant of the same name on Reinsburgstraße, delicious vegan food is served. Super Jami Kitchen, The Gardener’s Nosh and Körle and Adam also all serve delectable vegan cuisine.
Head on up to Killesberg, one of the largest parks in the state capital, where you’ll find an adventure playground for the little ones and a petting zoo with goats, pigs and alpacas. At the highest point of the park is Killesberg Tower, a remarkable steel network construction at a height of 42 metres.
If you’re drawn to water, head to Bärensee, a lake near Stuttgart that features the Bärenschlössle, which once served as a princely hunting lodge. There are numerous hiking trails around the lake, for example, via the Rotwildpark to Solitude Palace, the former hunting lodge and palace of Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg.
Summer in the city
Stuttgart shows off its colourful side in the warmer months. The Lichterfest festival of lights brings Killesbergpark to life. Once a year, numerous light installations, hundreds of thousands of colourful lamps and spectacular fireworks transform the park into a sea of light – and do so sustainably. With the support of Stadtwerke Stuttgart, the festival uses 100% sustainable green electricity. At the festival of lights, you can marvel, celebrate and dance with a clear conscience. The same goes for the Umsonst & Draußen festival.
Readings, theatre and music can also be enjoyed at Stuttgart’s Lapidarium during the summer months – the garden setting with numerous sculptures and gravestones is particularly idyllic.
On warm summer nights, Stuttgart residents are drawn to the Hans-im-Glück fountain for a nightcap. Alternatively, you could go for a beer at Börsenplatz, known as the Palast der Republik, or enjoy a show in the cosy Café Galào.