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In March 2005, the municipal art collection at last found an apt setting in the crystal cube of the new Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. The basis of the collection was the endowment of Marquis Silvio della Valle di Casanova, who in 1924 donated his private collection to this place. The museum is vast with beautiful paintings from all over. Once tired of exploration and admiration the visitors can visit the in-house bar and restaurant for drinks or snacks with an impressive view over the Schlossplatz. Also, there is an interesting shop to take away few things as a reminiscence of the museum.
Marktplatz, located right in the heart of the city is a buzzing hot-spot for activities. Its proximity to some of the most important landmarks in the city such as the city center and the Markthalle, makes it a must-visit. Each year, it hosts the Weindorf that offers 350 Baden-Württemberg wines from typical Swabian specialties.
Nestled right in the heart of the city, StadtPalais - Museum für Stuttgart is known for providing insight into the history of Stuttgart. Established in April 2018, amongst the museum’s notable features is the permanent exhibition Stuttgarter Stadtgeschichten (Stuttgart's City Stories).
The memorial provides information about the life and deeds of the brothers Claus and Berthold Graf von Stauffenberg. Although of noble origin, they decided to resist the Third Reich in 1940 but failed in 1944 with their assassination attempt. The brothers were executed, and the museum represents their resistance against the Third Reich. The siblings spent their childhood in the Old Castle, where the exhibition is housed.
The construction of this architectural marvel by Giovanni Salucci started in early 1834 and was completed in 1840, and was dedicated to King Wilhelm I's daughters, Princesses Marie and Sophie. Later, King Wilhelm II inherited it and lived there until he abdicated in 1918. Having belonged to the city of Stuttgart ever since, it today houses a city museum. Much of the building was destroyed during WWII and was reconstructed in the early 1960s.
Originally constructed in 1811, the monumental St. Eberhard Cathedral has been shaped over time by an eventful history. Although altered several times over the past two centuries, the original floor-plan and pointed turrets remain. The neoclassical church was destroyed in the wake of World War II bombings, only to be rebuilt a few years later and restored to its former glory. The stark facade gives way to a commodious interior that is dominated by a majestic organ and glorious altar. Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Downtown Stuttgart, the church is an oasis of tranquility that welcomes all with open arms. While the church attracts its fair share of tourists, it remains, first and foremost, a place of worship and mass is offered on a regular basis.