Wilhelma records approximately two million visitors every year, and not without reason. Other than being the only combined zoo and botanical garden in Europe, Wilhelma is home to 1,000 species of animals, one of the highest numbers in the world. The animals, reptiles, aquatic creatures and birds at Wilhelma are housed in separate themed areas; the ultra-modern Ape House is always a big hit with children. The botanical garden boasts almost 7,000 varieties of plants and Europe’s biggest magnolia grove.
The sprawling Killesberg Park is the green lungs of Stuttgart and offers lots of activities for the entire family. Children can have a blast watching something in the theater, playing in the delightful playgrounds, and getting up close to animals in the petting zoo. A narrow-gauge steam railway takes visitors on a nostalgic ride around the park, and the 20-meter-high (65.6 feet) Bismarck Tower invites everyone to enjoy great views of the city. There is also a pool and several cafés in the park, ensuring a complete family day out.
Killesberg Park, Menzelstraße 80, 70192 Stuttgart, Germany, +49 711 21693804
The eight swimming and bathing pools at DAS LEUZE Mineralbad adds up to hours of fun for the family. The Kinderland LEUZE section has been designed with little guests in mind and offers a paddling pool for the smallest ones to splashing pools for older children. While the kids enjoy fun aquatic games and activities, parents can take turns relaxing at the sauna, adventure showers or the steam room.
DAS LEUZE Mineralbad, Am Leuzebad 2a, 70190 Stuttgart, Germany, +49 711 21699700
Kindermuseum Junges Schloss is a cheerful museum designed to capture the attention of children aged four and up. The institution aims to teach children regional history through a hands-on approach, costumes, and active participation so that children not only learn but also experience fascinating historical facts.
Kindermuseum Junges Schloss, Schillerpl. 6, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany, +49 711 89535111
Spend quality family time under the stars at the Carl-Zeiss Planetarium. This attraction sweeps visitors off on a wonderful journey across the solar system and tells stories about the stars, time travel, space journeys, cosmos, and astronauts through spectacular light and laser shows and live music. The program is as entertaining for adults as it is for children. On weekends, the planetarium holds special programs for children aged four to nine.