Guided city tour: Killesberg
Did you know that once there was a ropeway on the Killesberg hill, right in the Stuttgart city centre? Or that you can try different dance styles on the Killesberg each day in summer, from Lindy Hop to Tango Argentino? That each autumn, the "Dahlia of the Year" is elected in Stuttgart?
In this comfy walk we will explore the Killesberg and its history - from the creation of the park for the Reichsgartenschau 1939 to the redevelopment of the "Green Gap" in the 2010s. We will see exciting architecture and fascinating artwork, guide you through the Valley of the Roses, we might even spot some pink flamingos, and - if you want - climb the Killesberg Tower. En route, we'll take one or another glimpse into past decades, learn some background information about architecture and sculptures, and how the park is used nowadays by Stuttgarters.
This tour is one of the most popular walking tours of the Abseitz Nordic Walking Group.
Route & Meeting Point
The meeting point is at the entrance of the Höhenpark Killesberg, right at the advertising column (see picture below). It is easy to reach by tram (line U5) or Bus (line 44) from Stuttgart Main station.
Meeting: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10:45
Start of the tour: 11:00
End: after 2-3 hours - anyone can exit the tour any time though.
The route is mainly flat, a few times there are some short steps. The paths are paved for most of the tour.
The tour ends where it has started. If we feel like continuing, the tour can be extended to the Weißenhofsiedlung or the Wartberg park nearby. Optionally, the tour can end in a Café or a local wine restaurant.
Participation is permitted to anyone who has been fully vaccinated against COVID19 (including a booster jab) or fully recovered from COVID19 no longer than six months before the start of WWS and can prove this via a valid written or electronic certificate if asked. Said certificate will at the latest be required to be shown by the accreditation on Friday.
The participation fee is 5,- €.
Please bring with you:
- Stout and comfortable shoes
- warm clothing
- rain gear
Catering is not included in the fee. Please bring along something to drink and a snack. After the tour, we can decide spontaneously if we want to go for a lunch or a coffee together. Please note the tour will be conducted in German; a few explanations in English can be provided. We encourage people who don't speak German to come along and enjoy the sights and views.