Euro 2024 Stuttgart guide: Best Stuttgart pubs, fixtures, MHPArena directions, fanzone, tourist attractions

Here is your complete guide to Stuttgart ahead of Euro 2024 this month. Cr. Getty Images/Canva Pro.Here is your complete guide to Stuttgart ahead of Euro 2024 this month. Cr. Getty Images/Canva Pro.
Here is your complete guide to Stuttgart ahead of Euro 2024 this month. Cr. Getty Images/Canva Pro. | Getty Images/Canva Pro.
Heading to Euro 2024 this month? Here are the best things to see and do in the host city of Stuttgart.

After months of waiting, Scotland fans have finally arrived on Germany ready to roar the team on at the 2024 European Championships.

With Scotland’s Group A games taking place across Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart, many Tartan Army members have opted to base themselves in one of the three German cities for the duration of the tournament.

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And while the focus of their visit will largely be 90 minutes of tournament football on most days, there will definitely be some down time to check out some of the Germany’s best pubs and clubs, while sight-seeing is sure to be on the agenda as you wait for Steve Clarke’s boys to take on Europe’s finest.

Today we profile the city of Stuttgart, where Scotland’s final group game will take place against Hungary.

How to get to MHPArena, Stuttgart Arena

The MHPArena/Stuttgart Arena is accessible by S-Bahn, train, bus, car, bike and on foot. Detailed information is available here.

Want to know which trains are free with a Euro 2024 ticket? Read our guide here.

Stuttgart Arena - Full list of Euro 2024 Fixtures

Friday 14 June: Slovenia vs Denmark - 5pm BST

Wednesday 19 June: Germany vs Hungary - 5pm BST

Sunday 23 June: Scotland vs Hungary - 8pm BST

Tuesday 2 July: Round of 16 - 5pm BST

Tuesday 9 July: Semi final - 8pm BST

Where is the Stuttgart fanzone?

Where: There are four fanzones in Stuttgart, located at Schlossplatz, Schillerplatz, Marktplatz and Karlsplatz. The full location of each can be found here.

Entry: Free - there is no ticket required to any of the Stuttgart fanzones.

The Stuttgart fanzone opens at 12pm every single day and will be open until midnight on matchdays and 11pm on non-matchdays. Fans are invited to join live performances from local artists, interactive experiences and football related activities. With the fanzone sectioned into four areas, Marktplatz is destined for families, Schlossplatz will be where games are screened live, Schillerplatz will serve location food and beverages while Karlsplatz will be the home of live music entertainment and activities.

Best pubs in Stuttgart

Thirty nine - Hauptstätter Str. 39, 70173

One of the city’s best-known bars, it offers a range of delectable modern cuisine and drinks and live sport on the TV. With a laid-back vibe, many tourists rate it highly for beer and cocktails and is a fantastic place to mingle with local football fans - especially during the Euros.

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Pils-Pub Alt Stuttgart Sky Sportsbar - Sophienstraße 33, 70178 Stuttgart

Open until 2am every single day, this bar is famed for its fantastic atmosphere is a great place for those who want to drink late into the night. The staff are praised for being particularly friendly and the décor and interior also adds to the cool vibe of the bar.

O'Reilly's Irish Pub - Reuchlinstr. 27, 70176 Stuttgart

If you’re looking for a great place to watch the football during your breaks from the live games you’re attending, O’Reilly comes highly rated. Tourists advise that, while it can get packed, you'll always squeeze in with some friendly people or at the bar and make friends instantly. The atmosphere is to be top notch in here too, with a good with a great mix of tourists and locals.

Interesting facts about Stuttgart

Birthplace of the Mercedes-Benz

Stuttgart is viewed as the birthplace of the car, with Mercedes Benz and Porsche placing their headquarters in the middle of the city. There’s also a couple of car museums you can visit if you’re a petrol head. More on that later.

Origins of the name Stuttgart

The city's name comes from the older name ‘Stuotgarten’. This simply translates as "a garden for the horses". It was Duke Liudolf of Swabia who founded the city in the 10th century in order to breed war horses for his cavalry during the Hungarian invasion of Europe.

On Sunday they rest

In Stuttgart, Sunday is for rest time and no work. That means just about every store in the city is closed - so ensure you’re not left short if you need to stock up on any products.

Stuttgart’s best tourist attractions

Want to take in some of the tourist hotspots during games? These are some of the top rated places to visit, according to TripAdvisor.

Mercedes-Benz Museum

As stated above, Stuttgart is the birthplace of the automobile and the number one tourist attraction in the city is the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Visit the museum and learn about Carl Benz 1886 invention, its history and the effect it has on social history and popular culture.

Strotmanns Magic Lounge

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One of the coolest and most interesting places to visit in Stuttgart, Strotman’s is Europe's most successful close-up magic theatre. It houses one of Germany's most successful close-up magicians - Thorsten Strotmann - who will perform his international recognised magic tricks for you up close. Definitely something a little different to include in your trip.

Fernsehturm Stuttgart

The city’s tower was the world's very first television tower and has stood 217-metre-high tower for decades. Build in February 1956, this tower became the prototype that was imitated across the world. Great to visit on a clear day.

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