The Stuttgart West district is generally regarded as a laid back but lively area. Most people who move here tend to stay, which is why the population density is particularly high here and there’s always a lack of housing.
The fact that so few move away from Stuttgart West is down to its attractiveness. For instance, here you’ll find the Feuersee, which is often used as an idyllic photo backdrop for shots of the St. John’s Church; its banks are an ideal spot for chilling. The lake, which was once used as a water reservoir, attracts hordes of Stuttgarters and visitors and has a cult status in the west of Stuttgart.
If you’re looking for more action, then Hölderlinplatz is the place to be – its numerous small shops are perfect for non-stop shopping.
There are bars, restaurants and cafes on almost every street corner in Stuttgart West, as if the district couldn’t be any livelier. Those in search of culture can have a look around in one of the area’s many galleries.
Bismarckplatz is another real point of interest. With its gastronomical variety it offers an abundance of beautiful places to enjoy mild summer evenings with friends.
This part of town is also home to a hill with a sad history: the Birkenkopf, also referred to as Monte Scherbelino by Stuttgart natives. This is where 1,500,000 cubic meters of rubble from the Second World War were deposited. At the peak you can even see the remains of the facades of destroyed buildings if you look closely. Despite its sad past, this hill is a popular viewing point in this part of the city because of the fantastic view if offers.
At Wohnzimmer (living room), the name says it all. Guests can enjoy the day in full relaxation in the restaurant and the adjoining beer garden with traditional home cooking and regional beverages. Culinary theme weeks and regular quiz nights draw crowds too.
Mon – Thur 11.30 a.m. – 12.00 a.m., Fri 11.30 a.m. – 2.00 a.m., Sat 5.00 p.m. – 2.00 a.m., Sun 5.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.
The huge variety of sweet treats on offer here makes it almost impossible to decide. The range of cakes on offer changes regularly so there’s always something new to come and try. In summer homemade ice-cream adds to the vast selection of delicacies.
Tues – Fri 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., Sat 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Sun 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Although the name may suggest otherwise, METZGEREI (butcher’s shop) is well worth a visit, even if you’re not a meat lover. The lunch menu changes daily and, as well as Creole stew with meat and saithe, offers vibrant salads and pasta with spring vegetables.
Mon – Thur 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m., Fri + Sat 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m., Son 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.
Café Seyffer’s in Stuttgart’s West end has been treating its guests to tasty cakes, tarts and specialty coffees for five years. The menu is supplemented with lunch specials and cocktail offers; regular readings and concerts are held here too.
Tues – Thurs 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m., Fri 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 a.m., Sat 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., Sun 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
From breakfast, daily lunch specials and homemade cakes right through to evening meals and drinks – Lumen is a great place for food, whatever time of the day. The owners are all about regional products and freshly-prepared dishes.
Mon – Thurs 9.00 a.m. – 12 a.m., Fri + Sat 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 a.m., Sun 9.00 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Bismarckplatz weekly market
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday local residents meet at the Bismarckplatz weekly market. Here you can find a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, cheese, specialty sausage and more. And in between purchases there’s always time for a Schwätzle (quick chat).
Tues + Thur + Sat 7.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
The Feuersee was created back in the 18th century as a water reservoir and fire water pool. Today it’s best known as a popular excursion destination and breeding ground for various different fish species. On a peninsula in the Feuersee sits the Johanneskirche (church of St. John) church in all its splendor.