Information on sightseeing and culture in Stuttgart

SWAN South West Algebra Network - First Workshop

September 17-18, 2018

University of Stuttgart


At the workshop, you will get maps and further information on public transport, sightseeing and culture. The local organisers will be available to help you organise your stay. Opera, theatre and museums listed below are all in the city centre of Stuttgart, easy to reach by S-Bahn from the university station. Travel time is less than 10 minutes, leave the train at the station 'Stadtmitte' or 'Hauptbahnhof'.

Music and theatre Concert hall 'Liederhalle': Classical concerts and various other events. Early booking recommended. Different events have different booking facilities, in some cases online booking is possible.

Music in churches: Stiftskirche Stuttgart and music in protestant churches in Stuttgart.

Theatres include Schauspielhaus Stuttgart (regularly performing at several places), as well as various other theatres.

Museums and exhibitions Staatsgalerie Stuttgart has a large and good collection of classical and modern painting.

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

Landesmuseum Württemberg in the old castle of Stuttgart. 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 Lindenmuseum (ethnology), Weissenhof (Bauhaus architecture), Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz (musical instruments, next to the old castle), Mercedes cars and Porsche cars.

Sightseeing Stuttgart in 1, 2 or 3 days - suggestions from the tourist office.

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

Popular destinations for hikes starting from the university are Bärenschlössle (map) and Schloss Solitude (see also here). Both are located in the nice forest 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 hour.

Links Stuttgart tourist information

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 that is worth a visit, too). 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 more frequently (but more expensive and less fast) via Mannheim.

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'), to the central station (Hbf='Hauptbahnhof') and 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 a network of trams (for Americans: streetcars) and of buses. On the website of the transport company VVS (=Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart) you find information (in German) on timetables ('Fahrplan') and 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'.
Here is an explanation of the mobile VVS-app, which also allows to buy tickets.

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 swan2018 at mathematik dot uni minus stuttgart dot de.

IAZ / Fachbereich Mathematik