2018 activities from the City of Stuttgart

Updated from Stuttgart Marketing

Lots of things to look forward to in Stuttgart in 2018.

In spring, the city museum will open in the Wilhelmspalais and in October, events will resume at the wagon halls (Wagenhallen). The city hall will receive a new neighbor: The “Eichstraße area” is expected to open at the end of the year.

Stuttgart will blossom and become cleaner. The municipal council has recently provided several million euros for “green infrastructure” and cleanliness measures designed to bring even more quality of life to the city.

There will be many opportunities to celebrate: The Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (Stuttgart Trams) is celebrating its 150th anniversary. In October, a new express bus runs between Bad Cannstatt and the city (P-Bus line).

At the Wasen, the Cannstatter Volksfest is also celebrating its 200th anniversary together with the 100th main agricultural festival at the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds. On this occasion, there will be a historic folk festival on Schlossplatz. The Stuttgart industrial port will also celebrate its 60th anniversary in the summer.

The expansion of the cycle path network is progressing. The fact that Stuttgart is a great city for cycling will be proved in August. On August 26, the new edition of the Deutschlandrad tour ends on Theodor-Heuss-Straße. The city and the “Verband Region Stuttgart” support the event, which should also offer races for recreational athletes. In the spring, the BMX circuit will be opened in Münster.

Sports opportunities continue with three German championships held in Stuttgart: The German Judo Championships (January), indoor hockey (February) and figure skating (December).

Concerts will be held at the Neckar Park area: Metallica will perform twice at Schleyer-Halle, followed by the Toten Hosen on the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds and Vanessa Mai at Porsche Arena. 2018 (PDF)

Also, 2018 is a special year for international relations: Seventy years ago, St. Helens (Great Britain) became Stuttgart’s first sister city, followed by Mumbai (India) 50 years ago, and 30 years ago with Lodz (Poland). Not only did World War I end 100 years ago, Ogaki was also founded – since 1988, Stuttgart has been maintaining friendly relations with this Japanese city, especially in the sports and school sector.

In March, the Integration Conference of the German Association of Cities will meet under the motto “Cities live/love diversity!” in Stuttgart. In mid-May, the German Welfare Day will be held in Stuttgart.It is the leading congress for social  topics in Germany and Europe. The focus is on integration, inclusion and identity.

As every year, fees or taxes will be subject to change. Families should notice that fees for day care will be reduced or partially cancelled starting Aug. 1.  An overview of the investment projects can be found at www.stuttgart-meine-stadt.d

Throughout the year exciting festivals, interesting exhibitions or events take place in Stuttgart. The Kulturamt has listed some: www.stuttgart.de

International Partners

  • January 23: Opening of an international jubilee year: Stuttgarter Philharmoniker with sitar player Anoushka Shankar
  • April: International Animation Festival
  • May 4: European Day of Action on the Schlossplatz
  • International Theater Festival: The Future of Europe
  • June: International Annual Conference: Cities for Mobility
  • June: Stuttgart Run and International Swimming Festival
  • July: Summer Festival of Cultures of the Forum of Cultures
  • September: Appearance of the Symphonic Orchestra of Mumbai with chamber orchestra in the Theaterhaus
  • October: Stuttgartnacht
  • October: International Conference: EUROCITIES Social Forum


  • January 5: Handball international match Germany vs. Iceland in the Porsche Arena
  • January 20-21: German Judo Championships in the SCHARRena Stuttgart
  • February 3-4: German Indoor Hockey Championships in the SCHARRena Stuttgart
  • Spring: Inauguration of the BMX Super X track in Stuttgart Münster
  • June 23-24: 25th Stuttgart run
  • August 26: final stage of Germany. Your tour. in Stuttgart and the region
  • September 7-9: World Master Championships of the Highland Games
  • September: UEFA announces the hosting of UEFA EURO 2024
  • December: German championships in figure skating

Read the full article (in German) at: www.stuttgart.de