After a long day of sightseeing, one is bound to crave something unique, which is when you should head to the Strotmanns Magic Lounge. As the name suggests, this theater entertains patrons with magic shows that are known to attract and entertain visitors. Thorsten Strotmann is the man you will be applauding here and his tricks are sure to keep you wondering for a long, long time. The venue itself is impeccably maintained; it's drenched in subtle hues of teal black and illuminated with candles and yellow lights to create an enchanting setting. Visual effects and acoustics add immeasurably to your experience.
Located in the city which is called home by Mercedes Benz, the Mercedes Benz Museum is a spectacular tribute to one of the leading car brands of the world. A narrative of over a century of the brand's history, the museum was established in the year 2006. Designed by UN Studio, the design of the building is uniquely reminiscent of a double helix (human DNA), with the atrium inspired by the shape of Wankel Engine. Exhibiting over 160 vehicles, the museum displays some of the most treasured pieces of automotive history in the form of vintage cars. A paradise for car and automobile lovers, the museum's glass facade is the epitome of modern elegance.
Opened in 2001, the Killesbergturm is an observation tower which rises to a height of 42 meters (137 feet). Recognizable by its unique design where the curvy surface is supported by a steel net from the outside, the highest point of the tower offers a panoramic view of the city.
Schlossplatz is a famous square in Stuttgart that is also home to the New Palace. The square underwent renovation in 1977 for the State Garden Show. It was again given a touch-up during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The Jubilee Column in the center of the square was built to commemorate the silver jubilee of King Wilhelm I's reign in 1841. There are two fountains from the 19th Century with four cherubs each that stand for each river of Württemberg. Many local events take place at the square, including fairs and markets.
Birkenkopf is a tall hill which is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Wangen. This artificial hill was created post World War II with the rubble of the city ruins as a memorial for the locals who lost their lives. The hilltop is adorned with a cross that is a symbol of peace and happiness for the city's future. The hill also has some ruins from the war that are interesting to look at. A visit to this hill is like paying homage to the martyrs of the city. A few ruins of the war are still intact and are worth a look.
Killesberg is a haven for flower and gardening lovers. It is an oasis of tranquility and peace. With its magnificent flora, large grassy areas and the spectacular lookout tower, the park has become a must visit when around the Killesberg Hill. There are lakes, terraces, restaurants, narrow-gauge railway, children's play areas, and more fun activities that one can think of. The park is home to the Killesberg Railway as well.
With a history spanning almost 300 years, the building has seen a lot of changes and reconstructions. Originally built as barracks for the Duke's guards, it was later transformed into an orphanage. In 1922 the orphanage was transferred to another location and the building was meant to be torn down to make way for a new city hall. Nowadays, it houses the Institute of Foreign Relations, restaurants, a cafe, and in the courtyard a pleasant beer garden worth visiting.
Children can have a fun filled day at the Helene P. Kinder- und Jugendhaus Degerloch, which organizes many activities for kids like dance, art workshops and more. Not restricting its events to the little people, the center also hosts family brunches. Apart from the exciting events, there exists a cafe too; that provides excellent refreshments. Call ahead for current events and timings. Â
Dating back to the 17th Century, Altes Theater was earlier known as Gasthof zur Sonne and, functioned as a hotel in the earlier times. It was converted into a theater post the Second World War. Today, it is famous for its exciting line up of events. The theater is known for hosting a plethora of events throughout the year including dance, cabaret, live musical concerts, dance programs, comedy gigs, seminars, art events, and other theatrical performances. The theater is beautifully laid out and has a seating space for about 180 people. Featuring excellent acoustics and spectacular architecture, this theater is one of the most sought after destinations for cultural events.
The late Gothic Evangelische Martinskirche is the oldest Protestant church in Metzingen. Built in 1500, today the church has over 4600 parish members. In 1613, renowned architect Heinrich Schickhardt gifted the church its iconic 57 meter (187 feet) high towers. The church was heavily damaged during the Thirty Years War. Ever since, the church has been undergoing several renovations and restorations. The beautiful organ of the church dates back to 1979. A listed building of Metzingen, a visit to Evangelische Martinskirche is sure to delight.