Palace Square (Schlossplatz), Stuttgart

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Open to the public since 1918, Palace Square (Schlossplatz) is one of the largest plazas in Stuttgart. A former military parade ground, the tree-lined square hosts part of Koningstrasse, the city's main shopping street. The fountain and Jubilee Column are striking features. The palace complex houses the Wurttemburg Museum and Baden-Wurttemburg government ministries. Wander among the plaza's lawns and flowerbeds, which offer plenty of places to rest. The square and its buildings suffered extensive damage during World War II. Huge restoration projects since have been bringing it back to its former glory. Arrange your visit to Palace Square (Schlossplatz) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Stuttgart using our Stuttgart itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A beautiful place that has restaurants, shops for shopping and an amazing view! Don't forget to go to the garden next to the Castle, has a beautiful Lake!
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a beautiful square. Perfect for a picnic during the day and a lovely place at night for drinks at the local restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, definitely visit!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This (very) large square is the unique focus of the "Center" of Stuttgart with a small copy of Versailles and plastic statues/fountains.
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  • Beautiful center to downtown Stuttgart. The square has lots of space to have a picnic or just lay out in the grass. The square is surrounded by tons of shops and great restaurants. If you come to Stuttgart, this is a must visit!
  • Nice place to come and relax either solo of with friends. Right in the heart of the city. There is always something going on and the views are great. Grab an ice cream from one of the many eis stands and enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
  • Right in the heart of Stuttgart. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Many stores nearby. Very nice area. During summer time, there are many events happening in this area. People like to hangout in the grass area, lay out in the sun and drink.
  • A busy street in Stuttgart with a lot of people moving around in the evenings. Lots and lots of showrooms and locations around on Könnigstraße to shop. Lot of eateries nearby. Ideal to pass time or utilize free time. :)
  • My favourite place in Stuttgart. Historical and modern buildings at one places combined so well. The Xmas market was great!

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