City walk – Stuttgart West

City walk - Stuttgart West

A wonderful walk through Stuttgart's west, from the Schwabtunnel, up the Hasenbergsteige, above the area of Heslach and through the forest to the "Birch Head".

The "Birch Head" (Birkenkopf) is the highest point within the inner city area and grew by approx. 40 metres after WW II through the addition of 1.5 million cubic metres of rubble from the invaded Stuttgart.

From the "Birch Head" one has a stunning view across Germany's most beautiful city :)

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Entrance to the "Schwabtunnel" - the first tunnel in the world to have cars drive through it
Entrance to the "Schwabtunnel" - the first tunnel in the world to have cars drive through it
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View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
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View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
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View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
View across Stuttgart West from the Hasenberg
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"Wooly"
"Wooly"
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View over Heslach
View over Heslach
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"Flower"
"Flower"
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"Nature"
"Nature"
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Milestone on the "blue path"
Milestone on the "blue path"
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city
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The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city, which rose by approx. 40 metres after WWII due to the addition of 1.5 million cubic metres of rubble from the invaded Stuttgart
The "Birch Head" - the highest elevation in the inner city, which rose by approx. 40 metres after WWII due to the addition of 1.5 million cubic metres of rubble from the invaded Stuttgart
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View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
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View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
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View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
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View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
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View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
View across Stuttgart from the "Birch Head"
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The landmark of Stuttgart - the television tower
The landmark of Stuttgart - the television tower
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The landmark of Stuttgart - the television tower
The landmark of Stuttgart - the television tower
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Tree on the "Birch Head"
Tree on the "Birch Head"

4 thoughts on City walk – Stuttgart West

  1. As you know, I lived in Stuttgart in 1966, but I didn’t make it to the Birkenkopf. I lived in Degerloch, and from the Neuen Weinsteige you also get wonderful views over the city, to say nothing of the views from the Fernsehturm. It’s a lovely city. Thanks for the memories!

  2. Despite ten years in Stuttgart and lots of exploring the City by foot I’ve never made it up to Birkenkopf! It’s now back on the top of the list – thanks for the nice photos and the reminder!

    • Thanks! Yes…you really should go….quite amazing and an incredible story about Birkenkopf increasing in height after WWII. I can highly recommend a great book on walks in Stuttgart called “Stadtwanderführer Stuttgart” by Arndt Spieth….very good!

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