Sightseeing and Culture in Stuttgart

Two weeks of silting, July 30 – August 9, 2019

At the conference, you will receive maps and further information about public transport, sightseeing and culture. The local organisers will be available to help you organise your stay. Most of the suggestions listed below are located in the city centre of Stuttgart, easy to reach by S-Bahn from the university station in less than 10 minutes, leaving the train at the station 'Stadtmitte' or 'Hauptbahnhof'.

Here you find some updated information on local transport in Stuttgart at the time of the event.
Music and theatre Concert hall (Liederhalle): classical concerts and various other events. Early booking is recommended. Different events have different booking arrangements; in some cases online booking is possible.

Music in churches: Stiftskirche Stuttgart will hold an international organ summer with a concert each Friday in July and August. There is also music in protestant churches in Stuttgart.

Theaterhaus: various theatre, music and dance events, including a dance festival in July and a musical in August.
Museums and exhibitions Staatsgalerie Stuttgart has a large and good collection of classical and modern art, including infamous work by Banksy, and special exhibitions 'Baselitz–Richter–Polke–Kiefer' and 'Weissenhof City'.

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart exhibits modern and contemporary art, including a good collection of the work of Otto Dix. There are also regular special exhibitions.

Landesmuseum Württemberg, in the old castle of Stuttgart, has a huge collection ranging from archeology (including some highlights of Celtic culture) to art and cultural history. Also featuring special exhibitions on local history.

Further museums include the Lindenmuseum (ethnology), Weissenhof (Bauhaus architecture), Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz (musical instruments, next to the old castle), Mercedes cars and Porsche cars.
Sightseeing Stuttgart tourist information: suggestions from the tourist office. See in particular Stuttgart in 1, 2 or 3 days.

Interactive map of the area with functions to search for art and culture, nature, restaurants, shopping etc.

From August 1 to August 4 there is a summer festival taking place at the city centre in Stuttgart offering food and music.

Popular destinations for hikes starting from the university are Bärenschlössle (map) and Schloss Solitude (see also here). Both are located in the nice forest (Pfaffenwald) next to the campus, close to some lakes; paths are signposted well. Walking to Bärenschlössle (one way) takes about half an hour, to Schloss Solitude about one and a half hours.
Nearby places to visit Neighbouring towns with historic centres are Esslingen (25 minutes by S-Bahn) and Tübingen (about one hour by train via Stuttgart Hbf or—using S-Bahn line 1—via Herrenberg). Ludwigsburg is popular for its baroque palace and park. Heidelberg can be reached by direct IC train from Stuttgart Hbf in about 45 minutes, or via Mannheim (this option is more frequent, but also more expensive and slower).
Transport in Stuttgart The Vaihingen campus (S-Bahn station 'Universität') is well-connected through the S-Bahn network to the city centre (S-Bahn stop 'Stadtmitte'), the central station (Hbf = 'Hauptbahnhof'), the airport ('Flughafen') and also to many neighbouring towns. Travelling by S-Bahn to the central station or to the airport is in general much faster and cheaper than using a taxi. In addition to the S-Bahn, there is also the U-Bahn network of trams (for Americans: streetcars), and a bus network.

On the website of the transport company VVS (Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart) you can find information (mostly in German) about timetables ('Fahrplan'), tickets and also maps ('Karten'). When entering your destination please note that the university also has a city centre campus, far away from the Vaihingen one. Entering 'university Vaihingen' will work almost as well as 'Universität Vaihingen'. The mobile VVS-app is available in English, and has a journey planner, as well as the option to purchase tickets (with a small discount).

Alternatively, one may also use the DB website (in English).

Here are maps of the local transport networks:
S-Bahn ('Universität' is on the green, orange and red lines), Tram (U-Bahn).
Contact If you have any questions please contact silting2019 at mathematik dot uni minus stuttgart dot de.

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