The StadtPalais, Stuttgart’s city museum, opened its doors on 14 April. It’s a very special place, not just in terms of what it offers as a museum but also in terms of its importance to the city as a whole. Strolling through the exhibition, you see how Stuttgart has become what it is today and what makes it unique. Situated in central Stuttgart, it gets right to the heart of the city and its culture. The opening of the museum has transformed what was a royal palace into a building dedicated to the city and its citizens.
The ground floor is like an extension of the city’s living space – with a 110-seat lecture hall. The lecture hall and foyer can host lectures, discussions, presentations, celebrations and other events.
Close by is the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. With its fine collection of paintings and sculptures from the 14th century to the present day, it is among Germany’s most visited museums.
The Alte Staatsgalerie was built from 1839 to 1843, and the Neue Staatsgalerie opened its doors in 1984. This striking building, designed by star architect James Stirling, is one of the city’s architectural highlights. The auditorium can host concerts and lectures for audiences of up to 450. The 900 square metre foyer is ideal for standing receptions, as are the Sculpture Terrace and the Rotunda. The Hall of Pillars in the Alte Staatsgalerie is particularly suitable for dinners.