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Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

1. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

2. Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

3. Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

After meeting your guide outside the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, your guided tour will begin. Throughout your tour, a resolute Swabian housewife (or her husband), armed with a broom and a duster, will guide you through the inner city of Stuttgart. Knowing no discretion, your housewife-guide will dig up the dirt on their neighbors. She will divulge to you her most economical cooking recipes, and will also shed some light about some of the great Stuttgart personalities. Nothing is safe from Frau Schwätzele. Only one person enjoys her undivided respect, and that is the inventor of the notorious Swabian Kehrwoche. Take part in this cheerful yet unusual city walk, and after around 2 hours you will result in the courtyard of the old castle.

Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

4. Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

There is something special about Stuttgart's city center. Two magnificent palaces watch over its lively shopping streets and you are never more than a short stroll away from the extensive palace gardens, dotted with sculptures, fountains and lakes. At the center of the city is Palace Square, a vibrant place in the heart of the city with a wide range of great restaurants and cafes, lined by impressive porticoed buildings. Tour the parks, the baroque New Palace and the avant-garde facade of the art museum, for a unique experience, one that surprises and delights every visitor. Find out all about Stuttgart's fascinating cultural history and fun facts on this charming city walk.

Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

5. Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Discover the eerie history of Stuttgart on a guided ghost tour in Old Town. See the Market square, Collegiate Church, the Old Castle, and the Schlossplatz. Learn about dark encounters with headless horsemen and shadowy figures that can still be seen at dawn today. Hear stories about the history of Stuttgart and find out, among other things, where the bean quarter got its name, what the city owes to a hidden stream, and about graveyards in the olden times.

Stuttgart: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Segway Tour

6. Stuttgart: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the vibrant city of Stuttgart on an exciting segway tour. Admire main attractions as you fly through the streets on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Start your segway adventure right in the heart of Stuttgart and see main sites like the old theater, the town hall, and the Stuttgart market square. As you explore, your expert guide will tell you the history behind each location. Glide by the Collegiate church and Schillerplatz before arriving at the Schlossplatz, a lively meeting point in the middle of Stuttgart with spectacular views of the New Palace. Make a quick stop for photos and take in the beauty of the city. Continue to the high station tower with the rotating Mercedes star, then turn a corner and see the Stuttgart rail project around the main station. Next, pass by the Stuttgart city library and the new Milaneo shopping center. Ride through the beautiful park of the University of Stuttgart to arrive at the Friedrichsbau and the stock exchange, the last sites before heading back to your starting point.

Stuttgart Nature Experience Day

7. Stuttgart Nature Experience Day

Discover the nature of Stuttgart with a day of fun activities. Experience a wonderful, varied day around Max-Eyth Lake. Canoe along the River Neckar and take in the beautiful views as you go. Alternatively choose stand-up-paddle-boarding or water shoeing for a more unusual water activity. Back on land and equipped with a roadmap start by foot on an exciting, discovery tour. Solve puzzles as you wind your way through the wonderful vineyards of the area. Explore the local tourist points of Freienstein and Tappachtal, be rewarded with a magnificent view at the end. Get aboard a non-motorised scooter with a brake for the final part of the day and set off on a beautiful tour. Let a wonderful day come to the end back at the Riverhouse, you get a snack of sausage or cheese with delicious bread.

Stuttgart: Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting

8. Stuttgart: Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting

Experience Stuttgart’s magnificent topography and excellent wine landscape. Explore wonderful vineyards during a guided walking tour. Tour the most notable wine spots with your knowledgable expert guide. Learn about viticulture and Stuttgart’s history of wine enjoyment. Along the way, stop two times to taste exquisite Stuttgart wines.

Stuttgart Area/Marbach Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board Tour SUP

9. Stuttgart Area/Marbach Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board Tour SUP

Explore the Neckar River at sunset on a stand up paddle board tour. Follow your guide as you glide into the orange and red hues of the setting sun. Marvel at the changing colors reflected on the calm river water and on the leaves of the trees surrounding you. If you haven't paddled before, start with a short introduction on how to paddle standing up on your board. Once ready, head out onto the water with your guide and paddle seamlessly through idyllic nature. Pass by meadows, bridges, and vineyards in the Murr. Take on a fairly brisk pace initially as you paddle against a gentle current, then nature will take center stage, as you glide past wild flora and two rustic bridges. On the way back, enjoy the last rays of sunshine on the water and experience an ethereal atmosphere at dusk on the Neckar river. At the end of the tour, pass by a charming beer garden, where you can enjoy a liquid sundowner if you wish. Marbach is located on the banks of the Neckar River, between Stuttgart, Esslingen, Ludwigsburg, the Rems, Murr, Bottwar and Enz, Besigheim, Bietigheim, Freiberg, Schorndorf, Waiblingen, Backnang and Heilbronn.

Stuttgart: Bean District Walking Tour with Swabian Food

10. Stuttgart: Bean District Walking Tour with Swabian Food

Immerse all your senses in this guided tour through Stuttgart’s historic Bean Quarter. See the district’s historic buildings and cozy inner courtyards, listen to stories from your guide, and savor a Swabian appetizer plate. In the 16th century, the Stuttgart bean district was inhabited by Stuttgart's poorer population, whose diet mainly consisted of the legume that gave the district its name. Today, despite all the renovations, the district has maintained its original charm. The area near the center is now a popular trendy district that houses a colorful variety of bars, cafés, small fashion shops, and antique shops. Embark on a tour of discovery while strolling through the district's characteristic lanes and narrow streets. Along the way, get a taste of local cuisine while enjoying an included plate of a variety of Swabian foods. 

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What people are saying about Stuttgart

Overall rating

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I was a little concerned when I read previous reviews that I might have a hard time navigating my way to dock. My fears were abated by excellent directions that came with the activity reminder. The boat, the crew, the service, food snd guests were top-notch. I had an excellent roundtrip and would definitely recommend as a fun memory whether or go solo for relaxation, as a couple’s date or in a group for a party.

I've done several SUP tours with Jones and this was my first time at the Testival. Since I want to buy my own board, the testival was perfect for me. During the 2 hours you could test many different boards stress-free or receive individual advice. Expert advice and lots of fun at the same time, anytime again!

Was a very nice experience. The boat is very quiet which makes the trip really relaxing. Prices for drinks and food are perfectly fine. The "highlight" was that you have to go through the lock on the outward and return journey.

The background noise around it was often so bad that you couldn't always understand the woman chattering

Great guided tour with Kunigunde! I can only recommend!