The unofficial landmark of Stuttgart East is the gas works – no beauty, but somehow it just belongs here. Whatever the majority of people have to say about this huge structure, popular opinion can in no way detract from the beautiful corners of this city district. Stuttgart East is peaceful and green, but unknown to most.
Visitors should drop by the Villa Berg for a look. The villa and its surrounding park area were created in the period from 1845 to 1853 at the behest of the Württemberg Crown Prince Karl as a summer residence and built in the style of the Italian Renaissance Revival. The beautifully manicured areas of greenery in particular are perfect for finding a quiet little place to unwind in summer.
Right next to Villa Berg is the Japanese Garden. Designed for the International Garden Design Exhibition in 1993, it is now most popular as an idyllic mini-retreat. Not far from there pure relaxation awaits in mineral baths like the LEUZE mineral bath, which attracts thousands of people from throughout Stuttgart every year.
As well as this, Southwest Broadcasting (“SWR”) has its studios in Stuttgart East, where regular tours are held.
Find out what other interesting corners Stuttgart West has to offer in the tips put together by our Facebook groups.
Cotta-Schule – Basketballplatz
The Vocational business school ‘Johann Friedrich von Cotta’ has a whole host of recreational activities on offer – and not just for its students. Since 2017 a streetball festival has been held annually on the school’s playing fields – not only does the tournament offer a chance to watch top-quality streetball, there’s cool street art, exquisite street food and music on offer too.
Want to relax and really let yourself unwind? Then look no further than Vietnamese restaurant Vietal Kitchen with its traditional dishes with Asian root vegetables. Here the emphasis is on a slower pace and a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy exotic creations in tranquil surrounds.
Mon – Fri 12.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m., Sat + Sun 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.
The Eis-Bistro Pinguin is a real institution in Stuttgart’s East. Here at the first “Swabian” ice-cream café, family-run since 1986, traditional homemade ice-cream is the order of the day. As well as classic varieties like vanilla and cherry, unusual flavors like Pralinone and Panama are a big draw for customers too.
Mon – Fri 11.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m., Sat + Sun 1.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Villa Berg 1
The vast listed Villa Berg country park is an ideal place for long walks and picnics in good weather. A large part of the park’s charm can be attributed to its historical building too – the villa. The villa is under the ownership of the City of Stuttgart, and planning is currently underway with citizens to decide how the empty buildings can be put to use in future.
Not only does the Klösterle wine tavern offer down-to-earth Swabian cuisine, complemented by quality wines from Baden Württemberg – it looks back on a long history as Stuttgart’s oldest dwelling house too. Try the wonderful fried beef and onions with Spätzle pasta or Swabian ravioli in this charming rustic timber frame venue.
Mon – Sat 5.00 p.m. – 12.00 a.m., Sun 11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Check out this little ice-cream parlor and its homemade Italian ice-cream specialties. And the variety of flavors on offer are a sight to behold: Sicilian walnut in oat milk, Fior di Latte with fresh pistachio nuts and coffee-cardamom are just a few of the icy delights on offer.
Tue – Thur 12.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m., Sat 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
If you’re looking for a good coffee on Eugensplatz or a tasty lunch, then head to Apotheke. The daytime bar in the former Apotheke (apothecary) offers dishes and drinks from early in the morning. There’s lots to discover here, especially for Loriot fans, given that Vicco von Bülow lived in the building for a few years.
Mon – Fri 7.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m., Sat 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m., Sun 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.