Germany Trip Plan:
Stuttgart with Children

Germany trip plan: Stuttgart with Children [ source: Wikipedia]

If you are looking for a fun family vacation and don't know where to go, try Stuttgart. With it's Adventure Dreamland, Botanical Gardens, world-renown zoo and historic castles to visit, it will be a trip to keep your little ones (and you) entertained.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 7 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $700 for 2 persons / 7 days
Admissions: starting at $300 for 2 persons / 7 days
Car Rental: starting at $420 / 7 days
Gas: starting at $180 / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1600 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $2100 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival
Vineyards along the Neckar River
[ source: Wikipedia]

Take time on your first day to arrange your apartment the way you like it and to get some groceries at the local market. Familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood, rent a pair of bicycles and take a mini-tour! Afterward make some dinner at your new place to try one of the many local restaurants, always serving fresh, German cuisine.


Day 2: Adventure Land

Day 2: Adventure Land
Freizeitpark Traumland
[ source: Wikipedia]

This might make a great day for big adventure in Dreamland Amusement Park (Freizeitpark Traumland). Idyllically situated and surrounded by nature, this excursion will bring hours of pleasure. Whether you like the thrill of free fall or creepy moments in the haunted castle, there's something for all types of adventurer. The park is especially a huge joy for small children. Tip: The Bear Cave is located directly below the park and features an underground world in the early caves where bears and humans lived. For more information visit their Web site: Freizeitpark Traumland


Day 3: Fairy Tale Castle

Day 3: Fairy Tale Castle
Ludwigsburg Castle
[ source: Wikipedia]

Fairy-tale garden blooming at the baroque castle in Ludwigsburg. Is also an experience for young children. On weekends, there are different events such as Storytellers, clowns, puppets and fairy-tale theater.


Day 4: Visit the National Gallery Stuttgart

Day 4: Visit the National Gallery Stuttgart
The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
[ source: Wikipedia]

The National Gallery Stuttgart has programs for children of all ages on Fridays at 3 pm (without registration). They invite you to get to know the museum and its treasures to learn a new theme each month as in July: Summer delights in August: wanderlust-artists on the road, September: All about the color Yellow visit Staatsgalerie


Day 5: Farm time

Day 5: Farm time
On the Farm
[ source: Wikipedia]

Erlebnisbauerhof Sonnenhof in Stuttgart offers a lot for the family. A water playground provides for nice cool down and a 10,000 sqm large corn maze is ideal for getting lost. Small Horse enthusiasts can book a riding holiday on a daily basis. The Cafe provides a dining patio with organic pastries. Click here for more information


Day 6: Museum Day

Day 6: Museum Day[ source: Wikipedia]

In August, the Linden-Museum Stuttgart will be hosting an exlploration into the highlands of the Andes. There children aged 7-10 years, can experience live in the rain forest. The museum provides a museum backpack so that the whole family can go exploring. After visiting the Linden Museum, head over to the dark and calm Astronomical Observatory of Stuttgart. They host a different program each month for children. Learn all about Jupiter in October!


Day 7: Time to Head Home

Day 7: Time to Head Home[ source: Wikipedia]

On a full stomach from a hearty German breakfast being to make the journey back home. If you get a chance, visit the Green Oases for one last look at the beauty Stuttgart has to offer.


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Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg
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Ludwigsburg is a city in Germany, about 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) north of Stuttgart's city center, near the river Neckar. It is the capital of the Ludwigsburg District (its largest city having at present ca 87,000 inhabitants), and belongs to the Stuttgart…  [ + ] More Details

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Stuttgart

Stuttgart
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Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-W├╝rttemberg and has a population of almost 600,000. Presently it is the 6th largest city in Germany. It is most famous for its automotive industry - both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have their headquarters in Stuttgart…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Instead of eating out in restaurants most of the time your vacation rental apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen. By preparing your breakfast and dinner yourself you can save lots of money, but you can also live a more authentic Germany vacation by trying out local foods and recipes. (see some German recipe suggestions.)
  • Use public transportation instead of a rental car. We provide you with links and details on how to get around using public transportation. Check out the corresponding Live Like a German travel guide for more details.

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