Stuttgart Parks & Recreation
Stuttgart is known as an automobile city, but there is lots of green space as well. In fact, Stuttgart has strategically planned green corridors to improve air quality. That means that even within the city center there are plenty of parks and options for outdoor activities.
The largest (and longest) park inside the city is the Schlossgarten, or Castle Garden. It is divided in three parts by major streets, but there are bridges for pedestrians and cyclists to keep them all connected. Just behind Schloßplatz the Oberer Schlossgarten (Upper Castle Garden). It surrounds a pond and is bordered by the opera house and Neues Schloss building and is an ideal picnic spot. Heading north you reach the Mittlerer (Middle) Schlossgarten and then the Unterer (Lower) Schlossgarten. If you want a long walk or jog, the full loop is about 8 km (5 mi). Rosensteinpark and Wilhelma Zoo & Botanical Garden are directly connected as well.
One of the most scenic parks is the Weißenburgpark, located on a hill in the southeast of the city. If you walk up to top you can see a beautiful view of Stuttgart. There is also a popular café where you can get food and drinks to enjoy as you sit and enjoy the view.
What’s more, Stuttgart is surrounded by forests and vineyards, so there’s always more to explore!