Vaihingen is a district in southwestern Stuttgart. Characterised by the famous Swabian business sense, Vaihingen is defined by education and entrepreneurship. To the south, the countryside opens to picturesque villages, rolling hills, expansive deciduous forests and orchards.
THE EXACT LOCATION
The Stuttgart region is one of the strongest business locations in Europe. A leader in high-tech and research, the region has set global standards in the automotive and engineering sectors. Swabians are considered to be thrifty, industrious and clever – and it was probably these characteristics that have made the region so successful. Quality pays off.
Highlights in Stuttgart
Wilhelma is Germany’s only zoological-botanical garden with more than 9,000 animals. Tip: take advantage of the discounted evening rates during the summer months. The Weissenhof Estate is a flagship of modern architecture. Castle Solitude is a beautiful Rococo palace not far from the picturesque Bärensee lake and Bärenschlössle villa. Exploring the city centre? Don’t forget to include Schlossplatz and the surrounding palace buildings.
Two of the most famous automotive brands in the world, Mercedes and Porsche, call the Stuttgart region their home. Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the brand with the three-pointed star at the Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart. In Zuffenhausen, Porsche has put up an impressive architectural monument to its sportscars – designed by architects from Vienna. A special feature of the Porsche Museum is that the exhibitions are constantly being updated so that there’s something new to discover every time.
Perfect for after work
Feuersee, with its many restaurants and festivals and the imposing church, is a great place for after work. Perhaps to just watch the turtles that live in the lake. Or is it beach feeling in the city you’re looking for? Then Sky Beach Stuttgart is the place for you. Here you can enjoy your cocktail with your feet in the sand high above the rooftops of the city.
Time for local flavours
Spätzle and Maultaschen are a science in their own right. You can get the classic variants almost everywhere, but how about with salmon, currywurst or shepherd’s style? Then you should head for Rolands Maultaschen just around the corner. Or try Gasthaus Bären with Swabian specialties in tapas size – the perfect way to try them all. Not to forget the over 100-year-old Market Hall with 43 different stalls and endless culinary experiences just waiting to be discovered.
Off the beaten track
The Bohnenviertel is full of small shops, galleries and quaint wine bars. The name (“Bean Quarter”) comes from the fact that this was once the poorer part of town and the people would grow fava beans as a cheap and fast-growing source of food.
Rest in peace
Presidents, industrialists, publishers, even the personal physician to the Japanese imperial family – they’re all buried at the Waldfriedhof. The cemetery is especially beautiful in May when the rhododendron bushes are in bloom. Getting there is an adventure in itself – with the Stuttgart Standseilbahn funicular railway.
Stuttgart Airport is an international airport with numerous domestic and international connections. The airport can be easily reached directly from Vaihingen with the S2 or S3 train lines. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
Stuttgart Main Station offers long-distance ICE/IC and EC train connections. On the lower level, suburban S-Bahn train lines S1, S2 and S3 run to Vaihingen every five minutes. The journey takes 14 minutes. The subsequent walk of 550 meters to the hotel takes about 7 minutes.
From the A8 or A81 motorways, merge onto the A831 and take the exit to Stuttgart Vaihingen. Turn right onto the main street and after 1.1 kilometres turn right into Ackermannstraße. After 250 meters, turn left into Vollmoellerstraße. After 210 meters, turn left into Robert-Kochstraße and after 270 meters turn either left onto Hauptstraße/Schwabenplatz to the hotel or turn right to the garage. Then follow the signs to the hotel.
- Vaihingen Station (S1, S2, S3, S11): 550 m
- University of Stuttgart Campus Vaihingen: 2.5 km
- Stuttgart Main Station: 10 km
- Stuttgart Airport: 12 km
- Messe Stuttgart trade fair: 12 km
Lat: 48.729985 | Lon: 9.108354