There are a lot of ways to explore the area around Stuttgart if you're actively inclined or love some nature.
Make time to visit the Wilhelma - the only combined zoological and botanical garden in Europe. Its collection of plants, animals and historic buildings make this a truly special encounter.
With over 9,000 animal species, Wilhelma is one of the zoos with the most species, not just in Germany but worldwide. In addition there are some 7,000 species and varieties of plants in Wilhelma's botanical gardens.
The Wilhelma is easily reachable from Stuttgart International Airport with public transportation. Please visit the website of Wilhelma, as the opening times vary from month to month.
Family tickets available
Stuttgart is a wonderful destination to enjoy a variety of sports - either as a participant or spectator.
The city and its surrounding areas offer many possibilities for walking, hiking, cycling, running and cross-country skiing.
You can also enjoy watching a soccer game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena or experience the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix which takes place in April.
Hiking and cycling
Tennis Grand Prix
Punt boat tours in Tübingen
Experience Stuttgart´s viniculture and wine route during a day excursion.
Stuttgart´s vineyards are nestled all along the Neckar river, as well as in the city centre. Experience the region's wine culture by visiting the Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture in Uhlbach, wander along the wine paths or “Weinwanderwege” and enjoy the Wine Village Festival in late summer.
Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture
Wine paths and tours
Wine Village festival
Welcome on board! Enjoy a boat trip on the Neckar river between Easter and the end of October, with the Neckar- Käpt´n.
A boat trip is an unforgettable way to see the region's impressive vineyards from the water. The boarding point is directly opposite the "Wilhelma" in Stuttgart.