The Fildorado water park offers leisure-time fun for young and old in Filderstadt-Bonlanden near Stuttgart: in addition to a wealth of indoor attractions such as the 100-metre-long slide, a mine sauna, and a fascinating children's area, the sport centre also offers its guests access to an outdoor pool in the summer.
In Fildorado, beach babes both big and small can enjoy a wave pool, lazy river, and various other pools for experienced and inexperienced swimmers. The slides are especially popular with the guests: the chute slide throws brave souls out eight metres, and thrilling light effects await in the 115-metre black hole slide.
Drive time: 2 minutes
Shopping centre Outletcity Metzingen is one of the most popular outlet centres in Southern Germany. Here, name brand items are sold for up to 70 percent less.
Hugo Boss, Adidas, Calvin Klein: over 70 premium brands are available. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for women, men, or children, dressy clothing or sports shoes – you’ll find everything in Metzingen.
Drive time: 15 minutes
Cavernous, gleaming white rooms, escalators that seem to have no end, and cars aglow with brilliant colours. Car enthusiasts aren’t the only ones admiring the speedy runabouts in the Porsche Museum. Here, visitors both young and old can immerse themselves in the exciting history of a world-renowned brand and experience the powerful sound of an engine like no other revving.
The car museum is located in the Stuttgart district of Zuffenhausen, right next to the Porsche factory with its impressive manufacturing facilities. A special sculpture awaits visitors at the entrance: three white Porsche 911 cars of different model years appear to be driving into the sky on long steel beams several metres long.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is a true car enthusiast’s paradise: visitors receive exciting insights into the history of the company and are presented with various models. With its large selection of historic and modern means of transportation, this versatile museum will have more than just the die-hard car fans swooning.
This car museum with futuristic flair is located right next to the manufacturing facilities in the Stuttgart district of Bad Cannstatt. Approximately 160 cars and over 1,500 small exhibits cover nine floors connected by wide, curvy paths.
Tie on your apron, heat up the pan, and embark on a culinary journey to Italy, Spain, and Thailand – even sushi is on the program here. But anyone wanting to prepare and enjoy traditional Swabian cuisine will find what they’re looking for in Dittmer’s cooking lounge.
At both cooking school locations, in Filderstadt and Holzgerlingen, interested participants can learn cooking secrets from around the world and apply them right away on the cooker. Basic courses for those new to cooking and grilling courses for meat enthusiasts are also offered.
It towers 216 metres into the sky and offers a unique view of the surrounding area: the Stuttgart Television Tower is a major landmark in the city and has been a German cultural monument since 1986.
The oldest television tower in Germany – and one of the oldest in the world – it stands surrounded by forest on the 485-metre-high hill Bopser on the outskirts of Stuttgart. It was constructed in 1954, since the television reception in the Stuttgart valley basin was very bad. Today, it transmits only radio programmes and police radio.
In summer and winter alike, a trip to the Uhlberg hill and its lookout tower is sure to be a worthwhile experience: after a short hike to the highest point, visitors of all ages can climb the tower and enjoy the unique panorama above.
The 25-metre-high lookout tower stands in a clearing on a 470-metre elevation near Filderstadt not far from Stuttgart – the Uhlberg. It is part of the Schönbuch Nature Park, the first of its kind in Baden-Württemberg. The first lookout tower here was built of wood in 1890, and the new structure was constructed in 1902. Today’s concrete building was constructed in 1963 and offers visitors a wide-ranging view of the surrounding heights of Stuttgart as well as the nature park. (sh)