It is important to have a work-life balance. Use your free time to enjoy the large selection of activities on offer. The Stuttgart Region has extraordinary leisure facilities for fun and excitement. Discover the numerous attractive destinations for trips and the countless cultural opportunities in the region.

Sports and culture

Sports and culture

The joint tourist information office for Stuttgart City and Region is specialised in helping you to structure your leisure time. You will find suggestions there for what to do in your free time in all types of weather, from day trips for families or cinema listings and top events to cycling and hiking tours.

Shopping in the region

The Stuttgart Region is one of Germany's most attractive retail locations for business. In addition to the diverse offerings of individual retailers, you can find small and large shopping centres and department stores there. Whether you are looking for something to wear or something for your home, you can find shopping tips for Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Region on the website of the tourist information office for Stuttgart City and Region.


Whether you want to volunteer, meet people from your home country or keep fit in your free time, clubs are a great way to meet new people with similar interests to yourself. The best way to find out about the range of clubs on offer where you live is to check the homepage for the area. You can find the address using the municipality search in the right-hand column. The Stuttgart Welcome Center will also be happy to give you further assistance.


Helpful hint: Families permanently resident in Baden-Württemberg can use the 'Landesfamilienpass' and the accompanying book of vouchers to visit the state palaces, gardens and museums for free or at a reduced price a total of 20 times per year at present. Further information is contained on the Ministry's website (in German only).



The Welcome Service Region Stuttgart (WSRS) is an offering by the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH). The project is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg.