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Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

1. Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

Explore the Museum of Illusions in Stuttgart and have a visual, sensory, and educational experience as you try a handful of new, unexplored illusions. See the Anti-Gravity Room, the Clone Table, and many more with this entry ticket. Be brave enough to jump into the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that makes you lose your sense of balance despite being stable and flat. Warp your reflection in the Mirror Room and get lost in the vast Infinity Room. Enjoy the collection of holograms and see images constantly transforming, appearing, and disappearing before your eyes. Visit the Turntables which create a hypnotic illusion and different turning patterns. Have fun with your friends and family with the Head on the Platter. Round off your visit by learning the illusions' rational and scientific explanations as you walk around. Hear about human vision, perception, and the functioning of intellect.

Stuttgart: Christmas Garden at the Wilhelma Zoo

2. Stuttgart: Christmas Garden at the Wilhelma Zoo

Experience a uniquely illuminated circular walk through the zoological botanical garden of Wilhelma and let yourself be carried away by many glittering illuminations into a unique Christmas world after dark. The Christmas Garden Stuttgart promises a magical journey through enchanting fantasy worlds and guarantees a wonderful open-air experience for young and old. Escape the drudgery of winter with a trip to the fanciful Christmas Garden at the Wilhelma Zoo. Wandering through the zoo, explore the transformed grounds across a roughly mile-long track, taking in the romantic winter wonderland laid out before you. Amble down long paths alongside waterways, reflecting the Christmas lights strung upon the trees above, taking a moment to pause in fancifully decorated gazebos. With colorful floodlights illuminating snow-covered trees, massive arrays of Christmas lights strung upon buildings and branches, and musical accompaniments to boot, the Christmas Garden is a celebration of the joy of the holidays. Admission tickets are timed to assure a relaxing experience for all, but all are welcome to stay in the gardens until they close. In addition to several gastronomic stands on the circular route, the Wilhelma Restaurant Amazonica is also available. In a special ambience, you can expect, among other things, regional dishes and Swabian specialties suitable for the Christmas season.

Stuttgart: VfB Tour for Kids at the Mercedes-Benz Arena

3. Stuttgart: VfB Tour for Kids at the Mercedes-Benz Arena

Enjoy a e Mercedes-Benz Arena tour that is specially designed for children on this walking tour. Have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at VfB's home stadium during the reconstruction for the 2024 European Championship on this guided tour.  Meet your guide outside the stadium and begin your VfB adventure. Listen as your guide tells facinating stories about VfB Stuttgart. Feel like a true VfB fan in the Cannstatt Curve or admire the best view of the entire stadium from the opposing stand.  Make children's birthday party special, or take your club or family outing to the next level as the kids compete with a goal shooting competition where the winner takes home an thrilling VfB prize. At the end of the tour each child takes home a personalized certificate as a keepsake.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

4. Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

5. Stuttgart: Winter Tour in a Covered Wagon

Explore the landscape of Stuttgart in the winter. Enjoy a sleigh ride on a covered tractor wagon, through a winter wonderland. Stay warm inside as you travel through wintry Stuttgart, along the Neckar and through the vineyards. Feel the festive spirit in the air as you get cozy under warm blankets, and take in the lovely christmas decorations. Sip on a glass of mulled wine or punch, and some christmas cookies. Join in with some well-known Christmas songs to complete the Christmas spirit.

Stuttgart: Ice Stock near the River

6. Stuttgart: Ice Stock near the River

Play on our synthetic tracks and experience this niche winter sport popular of southern Germany. With a standing area nearby, you and your friends can play while hanging out in a pleasant atmosphere. To begin the game, the target - the stave - is placed on the track. All players must try to slide their ice stocks as close as possible to the stave, either to aim for a target or to cover the longest distance. In the target shooting version, two teams of four players compete head-to-head, and the team with the most points after six innings wins the game.

Göppingen: Märklin Museum for Metal Toys - Entry Ticket

7. Göppingen: Märklin Museum for Metal Toys - Entry Ticket

Experience the Märklin brand in the Märklineum store's exhibition space with this ticket. Take a journey through 160 years of the company's development, see high-quality model trains, and learn about the company's history. Enter the Märklineum Museum with your ticket and begin your journey through the company's history from a small factory for tin toys to a world-renowned producer of high-quality metal trains. Begin with exhibits showing the first toy trains the company produced in a small workshop in Göppingen. Move forward through time, seeing how the toys evolved through state-of-the-art media exhibits and products. Enjoy a bird's-eye view through the Living World of Model Railroading from Above, which takes you through all eras of railroad history with a realistic day/night projection on the big screen.

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What people are saying about Stuttgart

Young Grandkids joined me in a roundtrip adventure and while I enjoyed the views, they could play UNO and checkers and point out the cool workings of the locks going up and down. The Vineyards looked a little dry but admiring the cliffs and many steps among them was something for us all. Many Bikers joined along the stops for bier, wine or coffee until all the cakes were gone. We had very nice table service for lunch and the Chef was pleased with his compliments. The kids were please that they did not run out of ice cream.

The theme of the exhibition is fascinating and could (if more rooms were available) be expanded, since on average one stays there for only 1 hour. However, the museum is so small that it is difficult to find it despite maps without displays or advertising. The adjoining diverse gastronomy is also provided for the physical well-being. Ergo: recommended for a maximum of 3 hours of free time with all the trimmings!

This museum is state of the art and it has the weirdest illusions.

The museum is not very big, but we all had a lot of fun.

Very good care by getyouurgide and punctual departure