Theodor-Heuss-House and Bismarck Tower on Saturday, April 13

Dear Members and Guests,

please join us on Saturday, April 13, 2024, for a tour of the

Theodor-Heuss-Haus and the Bismarck-Tower

in Stuttgart-Nord
Photos: Christel Baumann (private – by permission)

Theodor Heuss (1884-1963) was a German liberal politician who served as the first President of West Germany (Bundespräsident – Federal President) from 1949 to 1959. In his biography, German history is reflected from the German Empire over two World Wars to the Federal Republic of Germany. After his presidency he spent his remaining 4 years in the house we will visit. We’ll see his private rooms, an example of home décor in the 50s/60s in Germany, and learn about the political office of the Bundespräsident of Germany.

The Stuttgart Bismarck Tower was opened in July 1904 and is one of about 240 Bismarck Towers that were built in various styles across Germany to commemorate its first chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). The first tower was finished in 1869, the last around 1934.The Stuttgart Tower was initiated by the students of the University of Stuttgart (Technische Hochschule) and financed through campaigns and donations.


13:30 – 14:00 Meet at U5 Terminal Stop Killesberg, walk together to Theodor-Heuss-Haus (15 mins)** [ directions >> ]
14:00 – 15:00 Guided Tours (1 English/1 German) – living quarters and exhibition
15:00 – 15:15 Walk over to Bismarck-Tower
15:30 – 16:30 Guided tour in English at Bismarck Tower – optional climbing of the Tower (20meters)
16:30 – 17:00 Walk over to Killesberg Höhencafe (in the Park next to the View Tower) (25 mins)
17:00 – 20:00 Dinner at Killesberg Höhencafe*
*Please see below for main courses and let us know with your registration if you are joining us for dinner; if yes, please let us know your main course. We have to let the restaurant know. Thanks.

Cost: 10 € members; 15 € non-members – we ask for upfront payment; payment instructions will be sent upon registration.

Best regards,


Upcoming events

Saturday, 20 April Cannstatter Spring Fest at Grandls Tent
Sunday, 12 May Straßenbahn-Museum and ride on the U15 Oldtimer train, Stuttgart
Saturday, 22 June Schönbuch Brewery Tour and Dinner
Saturday, 20 or 27 July Bus Trip Campus Galli and Heuneberg Celtic Settlement, near Messkirch
Saturday, tbd August Kloster Lorch, Falconry Show and Monastery Tour
Saturday, 7 September Wine festival with wine coop “Steiler Zucker”
Saturday, 28 September Cannstatter Volksfest – Grandl’s Tent
Saturday, tbd October Stuttgart Ghost Walk
Saturday, 9 or 16 Nov. Kessler Sekt, Cellars Tour and Tasting, Esslingen
Saturday, 7 December Annual Christmas Party, Alte Kanzlei Restaurant Stuttgart
Please note: Events and dates subject to change ! If you would like more information on any of these events, or would like to sign up in advance, please talk to any board member. They will put you in contact with the person planning the event.


Public transportation:
Stadtbahn U5 Terminal Stop Killesberg – meeting point marked with red x.
Buses 43, 44, 50, 748 – Public transportation web site:

** Car:
Parking is free at Feuerbacher Heide Parkplatz or Bismarckturm Parkplatz along Parlerstraße; about 5-7mins walk to Theodor-H-Haus, where we meet (please see below). If you come by car, you might like to relocate your car e.g. to the Killesberg Parking Garage (fee) or the Parking Garage of the Kunstakademie (fee) before going to dinner at the Höhencafe. More info will be given to the participants.

Source: Google Maps

Menu Höhencafe Killesberg

Theme: Overlay by Kaira