Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum), Stuttgart

(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
The caste that houses Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum), a historical museum dating back to the origins of man, was built in the 13th century, then remodeled in the 16th century into the Renaissance style. During restoration after World War II, the castle was converted into a museum. Make your way through to see some of mankind's first art and musical instruments, then peer into the Bronze and Iron Ages, up to the Middle Ages, and on to the creation of the Weimar Republic in 1919. You will see many artifacts from throughout history, including items from more recent times, such as the clock collection, the glass collection, and the Royal Tomb and jewels. Use our Stuttgart itinerary builder to visit Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum) on your trip to Stuttgart, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We were in the special exhibition of Swabia. The exhibition is interestingly designed. An overview of the development over the centuries and the change of in Swabia. (Bavaria, Württemberg, Baden and Südbaden) Also the area for children is very good!
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  • This museum has LOTS of "stuff" but if you don't speak German, you'll probably miss out on the significance of a lot of it. I got the audio set but it doesn't address a lot of the things you'll be see...  more »
  • I only had time for a quick peek inside but this castle really impressed me. I'll have to find time for another visit and have more time to study the history of this place. 
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  • An amazing journey through Baden Württemberg's history, in a well set and extremely organized inventory, with an outstanding display system. Just 2 minutes away from the subway station, this is a must visit site to anyone who wishes to know about not only the cultural aspect of the region, but also historical, industrial and many more. Great place to visit.
  • On our first visit to Stuttgart in May 2010, Pat and I decided instead to visit the Old Palace which was originally a castle with a moat, built in the 13th century and once home to the Dukes of Wurttemberg. It presently houses the Wurttemberg State Museum, whose exhibits include treasures and burial objects from the grave of the Celtic prince, Hochdorf. Hochdorf is also the name of a little town on the outskirts of Stuttgart, where the prince was laid to rest in the 5th century AD under a large burial mound.
  • Good museum to know and understand stuttgart .
  • Small but nice theme and well kept.
  • An interesting museum definitely worth visiting if you're in Stuttgart