Stuttgart North – a district with spectacular views

Stuttgart North is multi-faceted, but generally regarded as a peaceful and family-friendly area. On the slopes north of the city center you could be forgiven for thinking you were out in the country.

Even at the edge of the city district – in the Chinese Qingyin Garden – visitors can enjoy an incredible view of the valley basin. Uphill and downhill throughout Stuttgart North, past vineyards and settlements, you’ll come across more and more idyllic locations, including the Bismarck tower. The 20-meter-high tower constructed using Keuper sandstone offers a 360 degree view of the rolling hills and Stuttgart city center. But that’s not the last viewing point. Fantastic views are also on offer from the Killesberg and the viewing tower there, located in the middle of a green park area which is even home to a few animal inhabitants. Stuttgart North is also home to one of the world’s most famous buildings of the Modern Age: the “Weissenhof Siedlung”. Several famous architects of that era collaborated on this project. Two buildings by the star architect Le Corbusier have even been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Anyone who wants to give their creativity free rein should pay a visit to the Nordbahnhof area. Here, you’ll find countless little studios and galleries nestled between carriage halls and railroad cars. Beautiful views await you too.

The area may undergo major changes in the future due to urban planning measures proposed by the Stuttgart 21 project. Another reason to have a look around here sooner rather than later.

Find out what other great discoveries await you with the tips from our groups.

Killesberg Park

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On an area stretching roughly 50 hectares the Killesberg hillside park offers an abundance of nature, art and history. The Killesberg tower offers views across the park and the adjoining animal enclosure, where birds as well as alpacas, donkeys and goats and other four-legged friends are kept. Recurring events like the Dahlia Show, the Lichterfest light festival, the annual fair and the old park railway are prime visitor attractions.

Wagenhallen

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The carriage halls are an ideal location for concerts, trade fairs, festivals or flea markets. A diverse range of events take place throughout the course of the year in the former locomotive engine sheds. After a period of extensive renovation, the expansive area is now divided up into three sections: an event hall, a studio and workshop area for artists and a dance school.

Qingyin Garden

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The roughly 1,500 square meter Chinese Qingyin Garden is located halfway between the inner city and the Killesberg hill. From here visitors can take in a unique view of the Stuttgart valley basin and enjoy tranquility by the waterfall or marvel at the garden in the Pavillon der vier Himmelsrichtungen.

The Bismarck Tower

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This 20-meter-high tower offers one of the most beautiful views of the city. It sits on the Gähkopf, the highest point in the district, overlooking Stuttgart in all directions. The tower was donated in Bismarck’s honor by students of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences; a fire bowl was ignited at its spire on Bismarck’s birthday and on the day of his death as well as Reichsgründungstag, the day of the founding of the German Empire.
Sat 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m., Sun 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

The Weissenhof Siedlung

The Weissenhof Estate, built in 1927, is one of the most famous buildings of the Modern Age; several world-famous architects of the time collaborated on it. The 33 cubic flat-roof houses were intended as a solution for future living. Two buildings by the star architect Le Corbusier have even been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A visit to the museum and the houses is a must for any architecture lover!
Tues – Fri 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., Sat + Sun + public holidays 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Stäffele

There are more than 400 Stäffel staircases dotted all over Stuttgart. These large and small staircases lead to various different places in the city and offer wonderful new views time and time again. Climbing the Hölderlinstaffel or the Ehrenhaldenstaffel are a must in Stuttgart North, but it’s worth keeping your eyes open for Stäffele staircases in the rest of the city too.