Autumn in Stuttgart is a uniquely special time of year. Restaurants update their seasonal menus with Kurbis (pumpkin) specialties ranging from soups to desserts while the forests take on a deep, rusty hue giving hikers and bikers some terrific backdrops. The air starts to chill and Stuttgart celebrates its Volksfest, the second largest beer festival in the world.
Not including Volksfest, I compiled a list of four wonderfully Autumn-y things to experience while living in the Stuttgart region.
Walk in the Treetops of the Black Forest!
If you’re looking for beautiful fall colors, the Black Forest is the place to be. Less than an hour away from downtown is the town of Bad Wildbad and the wooden, treetop path of the Baumwipfelpfad. The Baumwipfelpfad is a wooden path built high in the treetops of a mountain top recreational area called Sommerberg. At the end of the Baumwipfelpfad, climb the spiral to the top to be rewarded with a gorgeous display of fall color overlooking the Black Forest. After your walk, shop for some unique ceramics and reward yourself with drinks and heartily portioned food at the Sommerberg Hotel restaurant and ceramic studio. The restaurant sits overlooking the forest providing another stunning view above Bad Wildbad and into the Black Forest.