Stuttgart is the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and with about 600,000 inhabitants is the largest city in the region. This area is well known for its considerable economic strengths, which is why business travellers from all over the world like to book direct flights to Stuttgart. The city is also an important political and administrative centre, another reason for numerous trips to Stuttgart. The metropolis offers numerous possibilities for outings, has an interesting culture and is surrounded by an impressive natural landscape, all making Stuttgart an enchanting destination, whether for city breaks or family trips.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the airport to ensure a comfortable stay and there are many car rental providers. Finally, a conference centre where companies can organise events is located within the airport. Book a cheap flight to Stuttgart today!
Stuttgart is characterised by its large parks: a network of green spaces allows travellers to explore the entire city. The Rosensteinpark is relatively close to the centre; this 65-hectare complex offers open-air recreational facilities and children’s play areas. There are several historic buildings and the city zoo – the Wilhelma – is located alongside the park. One of the largest zoos in Germany, it is laid out in a picturesque, historic castle complex; nearby is the Schlossgarten. As well as the attractive greenery, the Planetarium also attracts many visitors. The famous mineral bath at Leuze also provides plenty of fun for the whole family. Stuttgart also offers visitors an opera, numerous outstanding museums and many music festivals.
The surrounding area of the city has many interesting attractions. A popular destination for visitors of all ages is the city of Ludwigsburg, which is located only a few kilometres from Stuttgart. It is possible to visit one of the largest Baroque castles in Germany, the former residence of the kings of Württemberg; children can discover a fairytale garden in the castle grounds. There are also smaller castles, which are worth a visit due to their magnificent architecture. Other worthwhile destinations in the Stuttgart area are the castle of Esslinger and Leonberg Palace, as well as Marbach on the Neckar – the birthplace of the famous poet Friedrich Schiller.
Stuttgart is located on the banks of the Neckar River and is one of the warmest places in Germany, with an average temperature of 9.3 °C. The mild temperatures ensure ideal conditions for excursions into the countryside. The Siebenmühlental is located very close to the airport, in the city of Leinfelden-Echterdingen. Lovely meadows and forests, a refreshing stream and numerous historic buildings are perfect for a walk. The vineyards along the banks of the River Neckar are also ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. In a day’s excursion, it is also possible to reach the Schwarzwald with its steep and densely wooded hills. Great lakes and waterfalls inspire visitors as much as the unique culture of the region. The Swabian Alb – another range of hills in the area – is characterised by a rugged, rocky landscape, and it is also possible to visit fascinating caves.
Stuttgart airport (STR) is the largest airport in Baden-Württemberg and the sixth largest in the Federal Republic. It lies within the area of the cities of Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Filderstadt – about 12km from the centre of Stuttgart. The facility has a landing strip and five terminals. If your outward or return flights lead you to Stuttgart airport, you will find that it has excellent connections for onward travel. The airport is linked to the city’s S-Bahn network so it is possible to reach the main station and many other parts of the city in just a few minutes. A connection to the long-distance railway network is planned with the Stuttgart 21 project and there is also a connection to the A8.
Due to the economic power of the region, Stuttgart is an important destination for business travellers and thanks to its large number of flights, the airport is well equipped for this purpose. There are routes to all major airports in Germany and to many European cities. SunExpress flys for example to Antalya, Izmir, Adana and Ankara.