Activities and Family Activities in Stuttgart
Stuttgart’s streets are filled with many entertainment options, with anything from quiet visits to beautiful parks and museums, to a fun afternoon out with your family in its theme parks, or in the city’s main square with all its many resources for amusement. Stuttgart offers entertainment for every kind of public and things to do that everybody can enjoy. But there are so many interesting things to do in the city, that an outsider wouldn’t know where to start from.
To the south are two of Germany's natural wonders, the Black Forest and Lake Constance. The Black Forest, which covers much of the southwestern corner of Germany, is a range of low-lying mountains thickly covered in fir trees. There are a lot of hiking and cross-country skiing trails in the region, as well as a few smaller ski resorts that get pretty packed come winter. Lake Constance, which exists at the juncture between Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, is the largest lake in the country and is home to small medieval towns and resorts. Boating, biking, and swimming are big activities in the area. Also, across the border in Schaffhausen, Switzerland are the Rhine Falls, the largest in Europe at 50 meters (164 feet wide) and 23 meters (75 feet) tall; it's a nice day trip if this interests you.
Speaking of the Rhine, it is probably one of the most enticing places within a day trip of Stuttgart. The southern Rhine (the state of Rhineland-Palatinate) and much of Baden-Württemberg is a quite fertile wine region, while the river itself, particularly the middle passage, is known for its prominent castles and romantic boat tours. Hiking to some of the viewpoints on the river can set the stage for some memorable adventures; popular lookouts include the Four Lakes View (near the town of Boppard), the Seven Virgins View (near Oberwesel), and the Loreley View (near St. Goarshausen).