Christmas Markets in Stuttgart 2023
The Stuttgart Christmas Market can trace its history back to the end of the 17th century, which makes it one of the most historic in Germany.
It spreads out over some of the major squares in the city centre (Karlsplatz, Marktplatz, Schlossplatz and Schillerplatz) and attracts more than three-and-a-half million visitors during the Advent period before Christmas.
The market has around 300 stalls and there is a daily programme of live music in the inner courtyard of the Old Castle on Schillerplatz.
Dates: 29.11.23 - 23.12.23
10.00 - 21.00 (Monday to Thursday)
10.00 - 22.00 (Friday and Saturday)
11.00 - 21.00 (Sunday)
Other Things To Do in Stuttgart
If you want to get away from the Christmas festivities for a while, here are three popular options that cater to different interests:
Climb Stuttgart TV Tower: Get a bird's-eye view of the city by ascending to the top of Stuttgart TV Tower. Enjoy panoramic vistas from the observation deck, which is located at an impressive height of 217 meters (712 feet).
Visit the Porsche Museum: If you're a car enthusiast, don't miss the opportunity to explore the Porsche Museum. Discover the history and evolution of this iconic automotive brand through its fascinating exhibits and interactive displays.
Relax at the Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden: Escape from the winter chill by wandering through tropical greenhouses and observing a wide variety of animal species at Wilhelma. This is a unique combination of a zoo and botanical garden.
Find out more about the main sights in Stuttgart at GermanSights.com
Plan Your Own Christmas Market Break in Stuttgart
Stuttgart Airport is located to the south of the city around 13km away from the centre. It is linked by the S2 and S3 suburban train line to the main railway station.
Stuttgart's main railway station, the Hauptbahnhof, is located just over a kilometre outside the main city centre. The Stuttgart Stadtbahn is a light rail service rather than a strictly underground service, although the lines are designated with U numbers. All the local services are integrated into a common ticket service by the public transit authority (VVS).