Sign up for the Capital City Visitation Program

CCVP attendees participate in a simulated vote inside the Baden-Württemberg state parliament building while learning how the body functions. Photo by Balmina Sehra, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

The Capital City Visitation Program is a special no-cost tour which provides USAG Stuttgart community members the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Stuttgart, the host nation political system, and the development of the postwar friendship between the U.S. and Germany.

The next scheduled tour is on Sept. 16, 2024

Send a message to with the following information to sign up for Sept. 16, 2024:

  • Your name, email address, and phone number
  • Your sponsor’s name (if not yourself), organization, and official email (required for eligibility verification)
  • Total number of guests you would like to sign up (including yourself)
CCVP participants enjoy a tour of the Neues Schloss in downtown Stuttgart. Photo by Balmina Sehra, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Participants will:

  • Learn how the German political system works during a visit to the State Parliament building with an interactive demonstration
  • Discover the importance of the 1946 ‘Speech of Hope’ and how it established Stuttgart as the ‘birthplace of the modern German-American friendship’
  • Hear about the city’s postwar rebuilding and the history of U.S. forces in the area
  • Visit Stuttgart City Hall to learn about the city and its government
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch and walking tour of historic city center landmarks

The entire program is offered at no charge to all ID card holders aged 14 years and older (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Participants will meet around 8:30 a.m. in downtown Stuttgart and should expect to be released by approximately 4 p.m. Specific information about itinerary and logistics will be provided upon confirmation prior to the tour.

Spots are limited and are offered on a first-come, first serve basis.

Click here to read more about the tour.  Or watch a video here.

CCVP tours are considered “host nation engagement for transitional development.” Service members and DoD civilians/local nationals interested in participating should consult with their chain of command to ascertain if the CCVP falls under “duty of administrative leave” in their unit.

To sign up please provide your: First and Last name, unit affiliation, number of participants, and phone number to the USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office email.