Cheap flights to Stuttgart
The capital city of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills and valleys and is renowned for its traditional quality of living. Known as Germany’s greenest city, it is also synonymous with jazz and classical music, has a rich winemaking heritage and is home to Wilhelma, a royal estate turned zoo and gardens. Book cheap flights to Stuttgart with Flybe today and you’ll be exploring this vibrant metropolis in the heart of southern Germany in no time.
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Overview of Stuttgart
Stuttgart is Germany’s sixth largest city, and with its beautiful south-west location on the Swiss and French borders, it is a little enclave of tradition. It’s castle gardens date back to 1350, and despite being known for its industrial past, the city is now bustling with green parks, fountains and glorious outdoor attractions. It is also something of a haven for car enthusiasts, featuring the Porsche and Daimler-Benz museums, and was considered by many to be the birthplace of the automotive industry. Wine growing in the area dates back to 1108 and the city also has several famous breweries. It houses a number of museums including the Old State Gallery, which holds works by Rembrandt, Monet and Cezanne among others. Whether your Flybe flight to Stuttgart is for business or leisure, you’ll find a city that is uniquely traditional and modern at the same time.
Restaurants and Nightlife
In Stuttgart the food is hearty and the beer flows freely. Traditional German pubs are dotted around the city but as a starting point head to Theodor-Heuss-Strasse, the focal point for the city’s nightlife. Sophie's Brauhaus on Marienstrasse has its own micro-brewery and a number of Swabian specialities including a Schwabenpfaennle, a taster plate of all the region’s delicacies. For younger crowds and gorgeous views of the city, Waranga Bar on Kleiner Schlossplatz is the place to be. And you can’t visit Stuttgart without taking in some live jazz; try BIX Jazzclub on Leonhardsplatz, a great place to enjoy music while eating and enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Shopping in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is more about lazy browsing than all-out retail therapy. Königstrasse is the main pedestrian shopping area and lays claim to being the longest pedestrianised street in Germany, and while it has all the mainstream stores, it’s worth taking your time to explore the various little streets branching off it bursting with kooky little eateries, shops and museums. It’s also worth visiting the Breuninger department store off Eberhardstrasse, which draws you in with live music and elegant boutiques. Take a breath and linger awhile.
Events and Attractions around Stuttgart
Whether your flight to Stuttgart is for business or leisure, make some to explore Stuttgart’s cultural haven in the heart of the city. Stuttgart has two castles, a Baroque palace and countless museums dedicated to its rich heritage. The Staatstheater State Theatre is home to the State Opera and regularly runs opera and ballet productions as well as theatre and concerts.
Stuttgart is also a starting point to exploring the Baden-Württemberg region, home to the Black Forest, through which the Danube River runs. From hiking and water sports to wine tasting and craft making, it caters to all ages. However, no visit to Stuttgart is complete without seeing the zoological-botanical gardens at Wilhelma in the north of the city. Since 1846 the zoo has been home to almost 12,000 animals, including a number of young gorillas that have been rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers.
Stuttgart Airport is located directly next to the fairground in Stuttgart on the A8 and is easily accessible by car, bus and train. A taxi ride to the city centre takes around 25-30 minutes.
Address: Flughafenstraße 32, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
Telephone: +49 711 9480
Travel To Stuttgart Airport
There is ample short and long term parking at Stuttgart Airport. Parking garage P14 also features extra large spaces for bigger vehicles.
Local train lines (S-Bahn S2 and S3) go direct to Stuttgart Main Station and are connected to the airport train station at Terminal 1. Regional and intercity buses go from the bus terminal at parking garage P14.
Taxis are available from outside the terminal buildings at Stuttgart Airport. A taxi ride to the city centre will take around 25-30 minutes.
Several car hire operators are available at Stuttgart Airport including Avis and Budget, Flybe's car hire partners. The rental car centre is located in Terminal 3 Level 2.
We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Stuttgart. Booking car hire with Avis and Budget is easy - simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights.
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