Stuttgart App Roundup

Stuttgart apps cell phone

Your might­i­est tool when relo­cat­ing to Stuttgart is that tiny portable super­com­put­er in your hand: your cell phone. Load it up with all the best Stuttgart apps and you’ll be ready for just about any­thing! We’ve round­ed up the most use­ful ones here.

City of Stuttgart

Stuttgart App

Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

The city’s offi­cial app offers use­ful infor­ma­tion about the city for res­i­dents and tourists alike. Access Baden-Würt­tem­berg’s ser­vices por­tal or find out when rub­bish or recy­cling will be picked up. Check the events cal­en­dar or find out more about pop­u­lar attractions. 

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Getting Around Stuttgart

We’ve tried to take the guess­work out of trans­porta­tion apps by group­ing our favorites by cat­e­go­ry. You can also read our blog post cov­er­ing the many ways of get­ting around Stuttgart.

Urbi App


This mobil­i­ty app aggre­gates a vari­ety of means of trans­porta­tion in order to make it easy for you to plan your trip from point A to point B. It presents pub­lic trans­porta­tion, car shar­ing, and bicy­cle or scoot­er rental options. Exam­ine your options in one con­ve­nient tool!

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Public Transportation

Stuttgart has a very exten­sive pub­lic trans­porta­tion net­work that includes bus­es, under­ground trains, over­ground trains, and region­al trains. The city is also well con­nect­ed by train to des­ti­na­tions all over Ger­many and Europe. You can learn more by read­ing our post about pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

VVS app


This is the offi­cial app for Verkehrs- und Tar­ifver­bund Stuttgart, the local pub­lic trans­porta­tion net­work. It offers infor­ma­tion on local U‑Bahn, S‑Bahn, and bus sched­ules, allow­ing you to plan a trip between two address­es, see which trains will be arriv­ing and depart­ing soon from a near­by sta­tion, and even save favorite trips for faster search­es. You can also buy tick­ets in the app for con­ve­nience on the go.

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SSB Flex App

SSB Flex

This mobil­i­ty app helps you find the best way to your intend­ed des­ti­na­tion at night by com­bin­ing infor­ma­tion about trains, bus­es, and the shut­tle routes offered as an exten­sion to the Stuttgart pub­lic trans­porta­tion net­work. By enter­ing your start and end points, the app will show you the best route, includ­ing where a shut­tle will pick you up and drop you off. The app is free to use but the shared shut­tle rides do involve a charge, which is dis­count­ed for hold­ers of a valid VVS ticket.

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Deutsche Bahn App

DB Navigator

This app pro­vides infor­ma­tion on Deutsche Bahn tick­ets and sched­ules for trains around Ger­many and across Europe. With a reg­is­tered account, you can pur­chase tick­ets and store them for easy pre­sen­ta­tion to con­duc­tors. The app also offers noti­fi­ca­tions about any delays or changes in your route.

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Taxi Services

These apps allow you to order a taxi, make any spe­cial requests known, and con­firm when the taxi will arrive. If you spec­i­fy a des­ti­na­tion address, the price will be dis­played. You can also pre-order a ride for a lat­er date. For more infor­ma­tion, check out our post about taxi ser­vices.

FREE Now App


The FREE NOW app is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between BMW and Daim­ler. When you order a taxi, you can watch its progress live on a dig­i­tal map, plus you get a push mes­sage when the dri­ver arrives out­side your door. You can con­tact the dri­ver at any time and rate the jour­ney after you arrive at your des­ti­na­tion. You pay for your ride through your smart­phone and receive a receipt by email.

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Stuttgart Taxi App

Stuttgart Taxi

Stuttgart Taxi App focus­es specif­i­cal­ly on taxi ser­vice in our city and the sur­round­ing area. It’s essen­tial­ly the dig­i­tal ver­sion of call­ing a dis­patch­er for every local taxi com­pa­ny, with­out the awk­ward­ness of try­ing to make your­self under­stood in Ger­man. In fact, you can even request an Eng­lish-speak­ing driver!

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Ride Sharing

Uber App


Uber had a long bat­tle to be allowed in Ger­many, and it func­tions today with cer­tain restric­tions: Uber dri­vers can’t dri­ve their per­son­al cars, only reg­is­tered com­pa­ny rentals, and they have to be licensed like a taxi dri­ver. The user expe­ri­ence is much the same, how­ev­er, with options to select a stan­dard Uber X, a ful­ly elec­tric Uber Green, or a reg­u­lar taxi through Uber Taxi. Set your pick-up point or let your GPS pin it for you then type in your des­ti­na­tion. See how far the clos­est ride is and con­firm to see the pro­file, rat­ing, and license plate of the dri­ver. You’ll receive a noti­fi­ca­tion when the dri­ver arrives and you can con­tact them if need­ed. Pay­ment is via Pay­Pal or cred­it card.

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Car Sharing



SHARE NOW (for­mer­ly car2go and Dri­veNow) offers a more flex­i­ble car shar­ing expe­ri­ence. Search the app for the near­est car of your pre­ferred type. When you’re fin­ished, just park it in a suit­able spot on the street. The price is a flat rate per minute which you con­firm before com­plet­ing your reservation.

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Stadtmobil App


This car shar­ing app offers a large num­ber of rental sta­tions in Stuttgart and the sur­round­ing area. Rental charges depend on the length of time booked and the num­ber of kilo­me­ters driven

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Bicycles & Scooters

Voi Scooter App


VOI is all about elec­tric scoot­ers. You can use the app to locate a brand­ed kick scoot­er near you. Unlock it by scan­ning the QR code and sim­ply end the ride in the app when you’ve arrived at your destination.

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Lime Scooter App


This app helps you find a Lime‑S (elec­tric kick scoot­er) for short-term rental. Use the app’s map to locate one near­by and unlock it by scan­ning the code. There’s no need to wor­ry about find­ing a park­ing sta­tion with their dock-free mod­el. Your only respon­si­bil­i­ty is to park and lock your ride safe­ly away from traffic.

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Stella App


Stel­la is a Stuttgart-spe­cif­ic “e‑roller” shar­ing ser­vice. Use the app to find one of their Ves­pa-like scoot­ers and where to park it after you’re done dri­ving. The ser­vice is avail­able in Stuttgart and sev­er­al sur­round­ing towns. The scoot­ers con­ve­nient­ly come with two hel­mets in two dif­fer­ent sizes as well as hoods for hygiene.

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Stuttgart Airport

Airport App

Stuttgart Airport

The offi­cial app of Stuttgart Air­port brings you all the infor­ma­tion you need to make your trip sim­ple, whether you’re the one fly­ing or just pick­ing some­one up. You can find out about flight times and delays, which ter­mi­nal your air­line oper­ates from, arrival and depar­ture gates, and even the cur­rent wait time at each secu­ri­ty check­point. You can also opt to enable noti­fi­ca­tions to stay up to date about a par­tic­u­lar flight. 

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Food Ordering

Lieferando App


This food order­ing app works with all kinds of restau­rants, from full-ser­vice din­ing estab­lish­ments to faster food options, like deliv­ery-only restau­rants. Even if you’re locat­ed out­side the cen­ter, it’s easy to find con­nect­ed food estab­lish­ments in your area or see how much it will cost to get your food brought to you from downtown. You can search by type of cui­sine, hours open, esti­mat­ed deliv­ery time and cost, and the min­i­mum pur­chase value. 

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Goril­las rev­o­lu­tion­ized gro­cery deliv­ery in Ger­many, offer­ing a full range of gro­ceries with a promise to deliv­er in 10 min­utes (although that’s lim­it­ed to most­ly downtown areas in Stuttgart). The app offers a quick intro­duc­to­ry guide that makes onboard­ing super easy, and you can get in touch with cus­tomer ser­vice with the click of a button. Shop for your gro­ceries by cat­e­go­ry and see sug­ges­tions of relat­ed items when you add some­thing to your cart.

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Flink logo


Flink is very sim­i­lar to Goril­las, enter­ing the mar­ket just one year lat­er. The com­pa­ny offers the same promise of 10-minute deliv­ery (with­in downtown Stuttgart). You can shop by food cat­e­go­ry as with any food deliv­ery app, but Flink also has some unique cat­e­gories like “break­fast in bed” for when you just want to stay in and treat your­self, or “Stay Safe” for masks, rapid tests, and oth­er hygien­ic supplies.

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This app offers an online order­ing sys­tem for gro­ceries at REWE Super­mar­ket. You can fill your cart by select­ing from past orders or rec­om­men­da­tions, search for items indi­vid­u­al­ly or by cat­e­go­ry, or choos­ing from this week’s dis­count­ed prod­ucts. You have the option to pick up in the store or sched­ule your order for deliv­ery right to your door.

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Too Good To Go App

Too Good To Go

This app helps you locate restau­rants, bak­eries, and mar­kets that are sell­ing dis­count­ed food that might oth­er­wise be thrown out. You can search by loca­tion, type of sell­er, veg­e­tar­i­an options, and pre­ferred pick-up time. You pre­pay and val­i­date the order in the app, but the food must be picked up in per­son with­in the des­ig­nat­ed time window.

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Shipping & Packages

DHL Paket App

DHL Paket

This app sim­pli­fies every­thing relat­ed to ship­ping with DHL. Track pack­ages that are on their way to you and change deliv­ery options. Search for store loca­tions as well as “Pack­sta­tions,” auto­mat­ed booths where you can pick up pack­ages around the clock. Check prices for ship­ping domes­ti­cal­ly or inter­na­tion­al­ly. Pur­chase ship­ping for a pack­age to print at home or arrange for it to be ready to print out when you get to the DHL store.

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Waste & Recycling



This is the offi­cial app from Stuttgart’s waste man­age­ment sys­tem, or “Abfall­wirtschaft.” Use the “Waste ABCs” to fig­ure out the cor­rect dis­pos­al for a par­tic­u­lar item or type of mate­r­i­al. Keep up with the dif­fer­ent pick­up dates for the dif­fer­ent types of waste, from paper to organ­ic to yel­low bag recy­cling to trash. There’s also an easy loca­tion search for dis­pos­al facil­i­ties and recy­cling centers.

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Kino App


This ver­sa­tile app is the num­ber one resource for movies in Ger­many. You can search show­times for movies at near­by the­aters and fil­ter for var­i­ous fea­tures like 2D or 3D and dubbed, orig­i­nal ver­sion or with sub­ti­tles. Learn more about films by brows­ing syn­op­sis­es, trail­ers, stills, cast list, and so on. Plus, you can access the com­plete list of movies and TV series that are avail­able from all stream­ing providers in Ger­many, includ­ing Net­flix, Ama­zon, iTunes, Google Play, Sky, and more.

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VfB Stuttgart App

VfB Stuttgart

The offi­cial app of Stuttgart’s foot­ball (soc­cer) team offers all the infor­ma­tion you could pos­si­bly want. Check the dates for all games and even syn­chro­nize your cal­en­dar with them. Access the full sta­tis­tics and live scores about not just the cur­rent game but also in overview for all games in all tour­na­ments. Get news from VfB, infor­ma­tion about the team, and exclu­sive mer­chan­dise as well.

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US Military & Government

USAG Stuttgart App

USAG Stuttgart

This is the offi­cial app of U.S. Army Gar­ri­son Stuttgart. You can keep up with the lat­est USAG news and get infor­ma­tion about upcom­ing events. Search for con­tact infor­ma­tion from the gar­ri­son direc­to­ry as well as emer­gency ser­vices. Best of all, get infor­ma­tion about and set appoint­ments for impor­tant things like hous­ing, SOFA visas, health and den­tal clin­ics, and more.

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