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Unlock ideas in the cradle of mobility

The major European business destination Stuttgart is nestled in a charming landscape of picturesque vineyards. Here, Gottlieb Daimler changed the world with his inventions in the field of mobility more than 130 years ago. World leaders like Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, Stihl and Kärcher are synonymous with Stuttgart and quality made in Germany. Let your attendees tap into the world of technology. Gain new knowledge in a destination where inventiveness and innovative spirit are a tradition! Castles and palaces bear witness to a great past. Bold futuristic architecture symbolises an equally great present. Visits or events at spectacular museums like the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Museum guarantee unforgettable experiences.

Whether downtown, within a short walk of just 355 steps from the airport or in the countryside – the destination offers a wide choice of venues. With professional partners all along the supply chain we love to welcome your guests with warm hospitality. Celebrate at the Stuttgart Beer Festival. Taste local wine at the Stuttgart Wine Festival. In winter, the wonderful decorated Christmas markets in Stuttgart and the surrounding region invite visitors to shop and enjoy mulled wine.

See for yourself and #meetStuttgart! We look forward to welcome you!

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Karina Gruetzner
Karina Gruetzner Director Convention Marketing
  • Stuttgart Convention Bureau
  • Rotebuehlplatz 25
  • Stuttgart
  • D-70178
  • Germany
  • National Languages: German
  • Time Zone: CET (Central European Time)

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Transport

By air:
Stuttgart Airport (STR) is one of the most modern in Europe and sustainably managed. There are direct flights to Stuttgart Airport from more than 100 international destinations including Atlanta, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich. There are frequent fast train connections from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Stuttgart main station in only 75 minutes.

By train:
The Stuttgart Main Train Station is the junction of the international north-south and east-west stretches. Through this rail network Stuttgart is directly connected with 13 European capitals. The French TGV allows guests from Paris to reach Stuttgart in only 3 hours and 16 minutes.

By car:
Stuttgart is easily accessible via motorway.

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Climate & Weather

The Stuttgart Region is characterised by a mild climate, which has allowed wine production to have been important here for a long time. July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 65.9°F (18.8°C), while temperatures in January average only 34.3°F (1.3°C).

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Public Holidays

  • 01/01/2018, New Year's Day
  • 06/01/2018, Epiphany
  • 30/03/2018, Good Friday **
  • 02/04/2018, Easter Monday **
  • 01/05/2018, Labour Day
  • 10/05/2018, Ascension Day **
  • 21/05/2018, Whit Monday **
  • 31/05/2018, Corpus Christi **
  • 03/10/2018, Day of German Unity
  • 01/11/2018, All Saints' Day
  • 25/12/2018, Christmas Day
  • 26/12/2018, 2nd Day of Christmas
**changes annually

For detailed information please contact the SCB

Unusual Venues

Plan your event in the unique atmosphere of a palace, museum, monastery or a traditional wine press hall.

Porsche-Museum
In addition to the exhibition with around 80 vehicles, it provides a flexible conference area including a stunning roof terrace overlooking the Porscheplatz.

Mercedes-Benz Museum
The inventor of the automobile has created an architectural highlight for the Stuttgart region. Furthermore, it is the only museum in the world able to present the more than 130-year history of the automotive industry from day one in its entirety.

MARITIM Hotel Stuttgart & Old Riding Arena
The MARITIM Hotel Stuttgart is located in the heart of Stuttgart. The extraordinary architectural design has skillfully incorporated the old Stuttgart Riding Arena built in 1885, providing a unique setting for events.

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Visa Requirements

EU citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of all other countries will generally need a visa, with the exception of some countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. Nationals of those countries do not require a visa for visits to Germany lasting no longer than three months in a six-month period. We recommend contacting your nearest German consulate for detailed information.

Transfers

An environmentally-friendly and comfortable way to reach all major destinations in the Stuttgart Region is on the S-Bahn (subway), Stadtbahn (underground) trains or by bus. The SCB is happy to arrange transfer solutions to suit your needs.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Adhering to environment and climate-friendly standards is of prime importance for both Stuttgart Convention Bureau and most other local event centres, congress venues and hotels.

The Stuttgart Convention Bureau offers advice on the planning and realisation of your event and provides tailor-made and sustainable all-round solutions: from procuring DB (German Rail) Event Tickets, booking hotel contingents and reserving rooms, public transport ticket included, to our sustainable location database.

Beside the ecological and economic aspects, the social components of sustainability have gained in importance. We are pleased to put you in touch with suitable projects and partners for CSR-compliant measures during your meeting or conference in Stuttgart.

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Activities

Cultural and culinary offerings as well as a vibrant nightlife invite you to experience the diversity of the Stuttgart region! We encourage you to explore the city’s most delectable aspects and discover the stories behind its culinary specialities – whether you opt for a cookery lesson on making Maultaschen (filled pasta), a stroll through the Market Hall or a tour through the vineyards. Want to bring the arts into your visit to Stuttgart? The choices are endless. The city’s museums, its renowned orchestras, its vibrant music festivals and the world-famous Stuttgart Ballet and award-winning Stuttgart Opera will leave your attendees’ spirits soaring. Hear the engine roaring during a driving experience over the German motorway or take a look behind the scenes at a factory visit and enjoy the automotive spirit of Stuttgart.

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Team Building Events

We'll be happy to help you plan and organise an individual programme, tailor-made to your ideas and requirements. We can arrange for city guides at set charges for walks, tours, half-day and day excursions. We'll also be pleased to help you plan and organise individual supporting programmes.

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Welcome to Stuttgart, the congress region with wide choices of locations, competent partners, convenient transport links and warm hospitality

Karina from the Stuttgart Convention Bureau takes you on a tour through the meeting destination Stuttgart

Award-winning Opera, theatre and ballet - discover Stuttgart's fascinating cultural scene

Haute cuisine or Swabian specialities, fine wines or refreshing beers - sample #tastyStuttgart

Stuttgart is the hotspot for car lovers: Discover the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museum

Programmes

Corporate meeting at ICS Messe Stuttgart

Day 1

Arrival by plane at Stuttgart Airport (STR) and take the short walk of 5 minutes to your Mövenpick or Wyndham hotel, offering a total of 800 rooms. Check-in

Registration: walk to the venue ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart

Day 2

Full day of meetings at ICS within its modern glass architecture providing daylight to all rooms, innovative air conditioning and state-of-the art conference technology. The variable room concept makes combinations of the plenary hall, the congress and exhibition hall and the seminar rooms as diverse as the events hosted such as conferences, annual general meetings, workshops, roadshows or customer events.

Evening reception at Mercedes-Benz Museum surrounded by the 130-year history of the automobile.

Day 3

Half-day meeting at ICS

Evening at Cannstatter Beer Festival, Stuttgarter Wasen - the second largest Beer Festival in the world. Enjoy the delicious food and beer from the region and a stage with live and diverse entertainment.

 

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Downtown meeting in a conference hotel

Day 1

Arrival by train and transfer

Registration and check-in at one of the various conference hotels in the city centre

Get to know each other and the destination during a guided city tour along the inner city cultural mile and learn about the fascinating cultural history on this charming city walk.

Welcome reception at Cube restaurant above the stunning Kunstmuseum, overlooking Palace Square, the heart of the city.

Day 2

Full day meeting with lunch at the hotel

Afternoon activity: visit Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany and one of the few Baroque buildings to have survived the tumultuous history of the last centuries almost unscathed.

Dinner with local specialities such as Maultaschen or Spätzle.

Wine tasting and tour through the cellars at a winery in the surrounding wine hills of Stuttgart.

 

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Incentive sample: Driving experience

Stuttgart is well known as the heart of the automotive industry and the legendary birthplace of the world‘s premier car manufacturers. Come and drive some of the best cars worldwide through breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the ultimate high-end driving experience.

Start at the Porsche Museum: An exclusive tour of the iconic cars and futuristic architecture of the museum itself awaits combined with a Porsche Factory tour right across the street.

Team up & choose the car you’d like to start with and change later on! Start your engines and drive through astonishing, winding landscapes to OutletCity Metzingen

Reception at OutletCity Metzingen and lunch.

Beginning of your personal VIP shopping experience which includes: Style consultation in one of the stores of your choice and coffee break.

Drive to MOTORWORLD Region Stuttgart and experience the mecca for car and motorcycle enthusiasts within the historic state airport.

Review your day during dinner at one of the various restaurants with a car-themed charm.

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Testimonials

Karin Hanson

Karin Hanson Events

Stuttgart was an ideal location which met all of our goals. The GENIVI members, board and guests are all hard charging technology and auto leaders who want to come in and out of a destination and connect with the right people and information easily. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau and the Maritim & Liederhalle were all very helpful in making this happen for us.

Stephanie Bioux

Odette International

It was good to work with you again. Just a quick note to say everything was perfect, the technicians were super, the hostesses were efficient. Thank you very much for everything, the ease of preparation with you, your flexibility. Having organised many conferences in my life, I can confirm the Liederhalle is top class in terms of service quality (I really mean it). I look forward to working with you again.

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