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Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

1. Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

Explore the Museum of Illusions in Stuttgart and have a visual, sensory, and educational experience as you try a handful of new, unexplored illusions. See the Anti-Gravity Room, the Clone Table, and many more with this entry ticket. Be brave enough to jump into the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that makes you lose your sense of balance despite being stable and flat. Warp your reflection in the Mirror Room and get lost in the vast Infinity Room. Enjoy the collection of holograms and see images constantly transforming, appearing, and disappearing before your eyes. Visit the Turntables which create a hypnotic illusion and different turning patterns. Have fun with your friends and family with the Head on the Platter. Round off your visit by learning the illusions' rational and scientific explanations as you walk around. Hear about human vision, perception, and the functioning of intellect.

Stuttgart: Vineyard Wine Safari

2. Stuttgart: Vineyard Wine Safari

Take a walk along Stuttgart's steep slopes and let yourself be guided through the vineyards of the region by a guide wearing a traditional costume. Enjoy spectacular views of Bad Cannstatt, Münster, and the Neckar on this hiking experience. Taste five regional wines and discover what makes them so special. On this tour, try the famous Cannstatter Zuckerle and other phenomenal regional wines. Enjoy a few snacks, and look forward to fun games related to all things wine.

Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

3. Mercedes-Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

Follow the footsteps of your favorite players on this fascinating 1.5 hour behind the scenes guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Explore the arena and the history of the VfB Stuttgart football team in German or English with an experienced guide. Learn everything you need to know about the arena, its history and get exclusive insights of the construction site and the future arena. Discover the home ground of VfB Stuttgart during the reconstruction for the 2024 European Championship. Feel the emotions in the standing zone of the 'Cannstatter Kurve' and enjoy the view from the roof terrace in the Soccer Lounge over the VfB training grounds. After the tour, stock up on new VfB Stuttgart apparel, with 10% off in the Fan-Center.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

4. Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

After meeting your guide outside the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, your guided tour will begin. Throughout your tour, a resolute Swabian housewife (or her husband), armed with a broom and a duster, will guide you through the inner city of Stuttgart. Knowing no discretion, your housewife-guide will dig up the dirt on their neighbors. She will divulge to you her most economical cooking recipes, and will also shed some light about some of the great Stuttgart personalities. Nothing is safe from Frau Schwätzele. Only one person enjoys her undivided respect, and that is the inventor of the notorious Swabian Kehrwoche. Take part in this cheerful yet unusual city walk, and after around 2 hours you will result in the courtyard of the old castle.

Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

5. Stuttgart: Old Town Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Discover the eerie history of Stuttgart on a guided ghost tour in Old Town. See the Market square, Collegiate Church, the Old Castle, and the Schlossplatz. Learn about dark encounters with headless horsemen and shadowy figures that can still be seen at dawn today. Hear stories about the history of Stuttgart and find out, among other things, where the bean quarter got its name, what the city owes to a hidden stream, and about graveyards in the olden times.

Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

6. Stuttgart: Exclusive City Walk

Your personal guide will take you on an entertaining and informative circular tour through the heart of Stuttgart. Get to know the city's main attractions and their histories on this guided walk. Your tour begins in the Upper Palace Gardens (Oberer Schlossgarten), before taking you past the theater and the internationally renowned Stuttgart Opera. You will continue at a leisurely pace past the Eckensee Lake, and the seat of the Landtag, the regional parliament. You will then advance towards both the New and Old Palaces, with a look at the inner courtyard. When you arrive on Palace Square, you've reached the true heart of the city. On Schiller Square you'll hear all about the history of the city, which was originally founded back in the 10th century as a stud farm. In the Market Hall you can embark on a culinary trip round the world, while only a stone's throw away there's the Marketplace with the Town Hall.

Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

7. Stuttgart in 60 minutes: Highlights of the City Center

There is something special about Stuttgart's city center. Two magnificent palaces watch over its lively shopping streets and you are never more than a short stroll away from the extensive palace gardens, dotted with sculptures, fountains and lakes. At the center of the city is Palace Square, a vibrant place in the heart of the city with a wide range of great restaurants and cafes, lined by impressive porticoed buildings. Tour the parks, the baroque New Palace and the avant-garde facade of the art museum, for a unique experience, one that surprises and delights every visitor. Find out all about Stuttgart's fascinating cultural history and fun facts on this charming city walk.

Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Arena VIP Stadium Tour

8. Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Arena VIP Stadium Tour

Explore the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart on a guided VIP tour. Follow the footsteps of your favorite players on this exclusive 1.5 hour behind the scenes guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Explore the arena and the history of the VfB Stuttgart football team in German or English with an experienced guide. Learn everything you need to know about the arena, its history and get exclusive insights of the construction site and the future arena. Discover the home ground of VfB Stuttgart during the reconstruction for the 2024 European Championship. Feel the emotions in the standing zone of the 'Cannstatter Kurve' and enjoy the view from the roof terrace in the Soccer Lounge over the VfB training grounds. Enjoy the perfect views with a glass of prosecco to finish your tour. 

Stuttgart: Tickets to Musical “Dance of the Vampires”

9. Stuttgart: Tickets to Musical “Dance of the Vampires”

Experience an amusing musical evening with tickets to the “Dance of the Vampires” by Roman Polanski and follow the moving story of Professor Abronsius, the famous vampire researcher, the vampire Count von Krolock, and the innkeeper’s daughter Sarah. Professor Abronsius sets off on a journey through Transylvania with his shy assistant Alfred. He wants to find and kill the legendary vampires living there. They find accommodation in a rundown inn, which belongs to Chagal and his wife Rebecca, and it is here that Alfred falls head over heels for the beautiful innkeeper’s daughter Sarah. However, the powerful vampire Count von Krolock also has his eye on Sarah and invites her to his castle. Alarmed by the sudden disappearance of Sarah, Alfred and Professor Abronsius go looking for her and the secret of vampires. The disguised pair is warmly welcomed by the fearsome Count von Krolock and his servant Koukol. The events build up over the following 24 hours and culminate at the midnight ball in the castle. Count von Krolock asks Sarah to dance in front of Abronsius and Alfred, and she is dazed by his demonic charisma. Find out whether the professor and Alfred find a way to escape their supposed fate! Humorously told and grandiosely staged, a scary story unfolds in this great musical classic.

Stuttgart: Stäffele Tour in German

10. Stuttgart: Stäffele Tour in German

Choose between 4 different tour routes: • Tour North Begin with a short walk through the new European quarter then head up the steps to the Chinese Garden for a beautiful view over the city. Then, continue uphill to Killesberg where there's a lot to discover. Make your way through the residential area of Feuerbacher Heide to the Bismarck Tower for another wonderful view of Stuttgart. On the way down to the Killesberg tram stop, pass by the house where the industrial families Porsche and Moser once lived. The tour ends at the Killesberg tram stop. • Tour East Begin with a short walk through the castle garden then head over hundreds of steps to the Fair Galathea Statue and the Cannon House. From the Villa Reitzenstein, enjoy a wonderful view of the city and learn interesting facts about the people after whom the Stäffele steps are named. On the way down, you'll see the Wilhelmspalais, the magnificent city residence of the last king of Württemberg. Your tour ends in the Academy Garden, which is located behind the New Castle. • Tour South Start at Marienplatz and soon climb numerous "Stäffele". Marvel at amazing city panoramas until you reach the Alte Weinsteige. From the highest point on the tour, you can see all of Stuttgart. Then, make your way back through a forest to the legendary tea house, where the tour ends. • Tour West Begin your exciting Stäffele tour of West Stuttgart at Marienplatz. From here, go up past the enchanted urban lapidarium and archaeological museum, then continue through the urban vineyard to the fabulous viewpoint on the Karlshöhe mountain. Here, you'll be rewarded for all your climbing with a wonderful view. Next, follow the path up the steep Hasenbergsteig in the footsteps of Wilhelm II. Discover the legendary Alexandershäusle, and hear about the "Schwabtunnel," the first street and tram tunnel in the empire. Listen to many other amazing stories on the route through the west of Stuttgart. The tour concludes at Feuersee.

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4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The theme of the exhibition is fascinating and could (if more rooms were available) be expanded, since on average one stays there for only 1 hour. However, the museum is so small that it is difficult to find it despite maps without displays or advertising. The adjoining diverse gastronomy is also provided for the physical well-being. Ergo: recommended for a maximum of 3 hours of free time with all the trimmings!

The background noise around it was often so bad that you couldn't always understand the woman chattering

We took the lead with Kunigunde, it was really great. I would recommend to everyone.

This museum is state of the art and it has the weirdest illusions.

The museum is not very big, but we all had a lot of fun.