Stuttgart Airport is a hub for German Wings and receives a mixture of scheduled, charter and budget flights. On average, the airport handles over 9 million passengers every year. With your car hire at Stuttgart Airport the city is just 13 km away.
Stuttgart Airport has 4 terminals and all the facilities a passenger could need. There is Wi-Fi access if you want to catch up on your emails and a travel agency, if you need to make a change to your travel plans. A tourist information centre will assist you and help you make the most out of your stay and the airport information desk is there for any enquiries that you may have. For those last minute Euros there are ATMs and currency exchange booths located around the terminal. Other facilities include a pharmacy, hairdressers and nursery. For something different, you can try out the massage chairs or go to the observation deck. There are over 25 shops as well as Travel Value Duty Free. You can find fashion at Catwalk and Beate Utise and books at Treff Punkt Buch. If you missed lunch, there are 21 food outlets to pick from. You can have a snack at San Francisco Coffee Company or something substantial at Pasta and Seafood Trattoria. You can enjoy a fancy meal at Restaurant Top Air or head for the popular Biergarten. Bon Voyage is there for that last minute magazine and drink. If you need to stay close to the airport, there are 8 hotels in the vicinity including the Best Western Hotel Stuttgart Airport and the Movenpick Stuttgart Airport and Messe.
Stuttgart is an old city on a hill and known for its greenery and friendliness. There are lots of parks and old buildings for you to explore. You could start at the Old Palace and the Chancellery and the Cathedral of St Eberhad. You can visit the Technical Museums at Mercedes Benz and Porsche or look for fine art at the State Gallery and National Art Museum. Wilhelma has a zoo and gardens as well as a 19th century palace in Moorish style. Stop off at the biergarten in Killesburg Park or go shopping on Konigstrasse. With your car hire in Stuttgart, you could go on the Stuttgart Wine Trail or go and explore the Black Forest region. You could also drive out to the charming city of Strasbourg in France and Zurich is only 1 ½ hours away.