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"Stuttgart Highlights" and the "Stuttgart Christmas Tour" enhance Stuttgart's attractiveness

The Bright Lights of Advent

A winter highlight for Stuttgart: Eight light sculptures on Palace Square and the illuminations in Königstraße brighten the city centre in the dark weeks of winter. This unique Christmas lighting can be seen again for the duration of the Christmas Market. And the "Stuttgart Christmas Tour" makes for even more Christmas flair. 

Stuttgart Christmas Tour (doesn't drive in 2022)
The "Stuttgart Christmas Tour" bus will once more cruise through the streets of Stuttgart in 2022. The diverting, 45-minute circular tour in the festively decorated double-decker bus guarantees an unforgettable atmosphere – with yuletide anecdotes from Stuttgart's past and present. A special bonus: from the hills surrounding Stuttgart there are wonderful views over the brightly-lit city centre. The Christmas Citytour operates from 23rd November to 23rd December 2022.

Stuttgart Highlights ("Glanzlichter Stuttgart") (2022 no light sculptures on Palace Square)
The "Stuttgart Highlights" create a unique and enchanting Christmas atmosphere in Baden-Württemberg's state capital. The centrepiece of the installations is the light sculptures on Palace Square. Up to eight metres high, they represent eight of the city's main tourist attractions: the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Porsche Museum, the Television Tower, the Royal Burial Chapel, the Wilhelma Zoo, the Wasen fairground, the Stuttgart Wine Festival and the Stuttgart horse emblem from the city's coat of arms. At nightfall the figures on Palace Square come alive. Every half-hour, visitors are enthralled by a spectacular light and sound show against the atmospheric backdrop of the New Palace. There are also special light effects between the sound shows. The Jubilee Column in the middle of the square likewise stands out as an illuminated highlight in festive brilliance, adorned with thousands of lights. The festive light installations are staged parallel to Stuttgart's popular Christmas Market, one of the oldest and loveliest in the whole of Europe.
As part of the "Stuttgart Highlights" event, in addition to the light sculptures on Palace Square, there are also the illuminations in Königstraße – Germany's longest pedestrian precinct with a length of 1.2 km. The c. 110 trees along the middle of the shopping boulevard are decked with thousands of LED lamps, bathing it in a warm, white light. And since last year there's also a canopy of twinkling lights over Schulstraße: 29,000 warm white LED lamps and smaller curtains of lights along the sides lend the street a festive ambience, creating an illuminated link between Königstraße and the Christmas Market on the Marketplace.

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