On or off the beaten path, here are our favorite spots in Stuttgart to take amazing photos.
Top 10 Best Spots to take photos in Stuttgart
- Woodpecker Trail
- Schloss Solitude
- Hall of Fame
- Höhenpark Killesberg
- Mercedes-Benz Museum
When we decided to expand beyond Switzerland into Germany, the very first thing we did was tap into our network of talented local photographers to scout out the best places for photography in Stuttgart. With their help, we’ve put together this definitive list of Stuttgart’s most Instagrammable spots. Some you may already know, but others may surprise you!
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#1 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Feuerseekirche
No list of the top photography spots in Stuttgart would be complete without this iconic church. Badly damaged during the war, the church was partially rebuilt–but without the steeple you expect to see on a Neo-Gothic church. This incongruity, along with Feuerseekirche’s beautiful setting on the water (where a lucky photographer may even see sunbathing turtles!), makes this our #1 must-shoot spot for photographers in Stuttgart.
#2 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Woodpecker Trail
Our #2 pick for Stuttgart photographers is off the beaten path–literally! Woodpecker Trail is a 1 km long downhill bike path with 27 different obstacles. This makes it an exciting place for a sports photographer, or really anyone who appreciates the juxtaposition of modern extreme sports in a location of timeless beauty.
#3 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Wilhelma
Originally the private gardens of King Wilhelm I, this botanical garden and zoo is now open to all. The reason we chose this location as our #3 Top spot for Stuttgart photography is that it offers amazing photographic opportunities for a wide variety of styles. The Moorish-style buildings are a treat for those interested in architecture photography. Photographers interested in landscapes and animals will also find plenty of inspiration here.
#4 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Schloss Solitude
Our next Stuttgart photography hot spot features wide meadows, magnificent views, and old trees and avenues. The palace was designed in a transitional rococo-classical style and is itself a popular photography subject. The grounds and castle terraces, through which you can move freely, are just as beautiful.This stunning setting is naturally a very popular choice for wedding photography.
#5 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Schloßplatz
This former military parade ground has been completely reimagined, and now serves as a popular outdoor event space in Stuttgart. The beautiful setting, as well as the wide variety of events that take place here, make it a top photography spot in Stuttgart. Shoot the gardens in the summer, the ice skaters or Christmas lights in the winter, or the impressive architecture at any time.
#6 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Max-Eyth-See
If wildlife photography is your passion, you’ll love our #4 favorite spot for photography in Stuttgart. This beautiful nature preserve was a clever repurposing of an old quarry. It also features a bird sanctuary populated by a wide variety of species, including greylag & Egyptian goose, great crested greb, heron, cormorant, kingfisher, and many more. A must-see, especially for bird photographers and landscape photographers.
#7 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Hall of Fame
If polished palaces are not your style, the Hall of Fame may be more up your alley. At this location in Bad Cannstatt, anyone can legally spray graffiti. It’s a place for graffiti artists to practice or to work on larger projects with their friends. It’s also a great spot for street photography, urban photography, and outdoor portraits.
#8 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Stadtbibliothek
Deliberately built in the growth center of Stuttgart, the city public library is a (literally) towering example of minimalist architecture with maximum impact. Grab your camera and play with light and shadows and geometric patterns as you shoot inside this striking, 5-story building.
#9 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Höhenpark Killesberg
Another former quarry turned into a public park, Höhenpark Killesberg is Stuttgart’s largest city park. From the top of Killesberg Tower, you can see panoramic views of the entire park. At night, the tower is illuminated, which adds additional interest for photographers.
#10 Best Spot for Photography in Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Museum
Last but certainly not least on our list of Best Photography Spots in Stuttgart is, of course, the iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum. Cars are in Stuttgart’s DNA; and this building, whose shape is inspired by the double helix, is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. Photographers interested in cityscapes can capture stunning photos of this unusual building, especially at dusk and early night.
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