2015-02-022015-02-02 Stuttgart Motorhome Rental, great deals on German vehicles
Stuttgart Motorhome Rental, great deals on German vehicles
Gottleib Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, Karl Benz, Ferdinand Porsche…what do all these names have in common? Apart from being car manufacturing pioneers, they are all connected to the German town of Stuttgart. The town is proud of its place in transport history, but is also known for its wine and green park spaces within the city. With a campervan hire in Stuttgart, you can keep the petrolhead and culture-vulture of your party happy.
Compare Motorhome Hire Rates in Stuttgart
Budgets are important when planning a holiday, and no one likes to book a big-ticket item, such as a campervan hire, then find they could have got a better deal elsewhere. Well that can’t happen with Motorhome Republic. We put the power in your hands by showing you all the available campers. Visit our website and put some details into our simple search engine. From there you can see every camper, with full specifications and the price for the duration of your German camper hire. We are so confident of what we do, we offer a best-price guarantee. Once you have made a choice, book securely online, or should you still have questions, call one of our motorhome experts for their advice – they are available around the clock.
Road Trips from Stuttgart
Stuttgart, as the capital city in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, has its own international airport, located 13km from the town centre. Munich is 222km away and an interesting diversion on a motorhome drive between the two cities is to stay off the Autobahn, and take back roads to view the Swabian Alb. This is a low mountain range that has amazing ice-age archaeology features. Another option is to travel across the border to the Czech Republic and visit Prague. It is under six hours of driving time point to point, but you can detour after Nuremberg to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg.
France and Switzerland are also close by if you want to discover the rest of Europe.
Holidays in Stuttgart: Where to stay
Camping ‘Cannstatter Wasen’ is close to the Neckar River and convenient to town. Walk or take public transport to Wilhelma, and the Mercedes-Benz museum.
The nightlife, where to eat in Stuttgart
Wine is an important part of life in Stuttgart. There is evidence of grape growing as far back as 1108, when a monk gifted grapevines to the city. During the Roman Empire, Stuttgart was the third biggest wine region in the German nation. Today, there are five wine-growing co-operatives in the city, an urban vineyard and various private producers. The most common grape varieties are red; Trollinger, Lemberger and Pinot Noir. White wine is also grown, with plantings of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Traminer. Through the town there is a ‘weinwanderweg’, which even the most rudimentary German speaker can translate as a path through the wine country, taking in hillside grapes, lookout points and the ‘Besen’ grape harvest restaurants. A broom above the door indicates they have wine to sell. There is a viticulture museum in Stuttgart and every August is the Stuttgart Wine Village Festival.
Stuttgart Tourist Attractions
Be ready for a ‘wow factor’ at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. It provides a continuous timeline of automotive history spanning 125 years. The museum is over nine levels and a total of 16,500 square metres. There are 160 vehicles to drool over and 1500 other exhibits. The guided tour of the complex takes two hours, working from the top floor, where you are transported in time to 1886, to the present day. The Porsche Museum is no jalopy either. This opened in 2009 into a futuristic building cleverly constructed on three pillars, so that it appears to hover. They have 80 vehicles on display and 200 smaller exhibits.
Wilhelma in Stuttgart is not just a zoo, it is a zoological botanical garden. Its combination of plants, animals and historic Moorish buildings is unique in Europe.
Driving Tips for Stuttgart
Germany has one of the most advanced motorway systems in the world, so touring should be easy. Around town, or on minor roads, give way to traffic on the right. Do not signal when you enter a roundabout, only when you leave.