- Impressions 2018
The grand finale of the Deutschland Tour will be held in Stuttgart and the surrounding region on August 26 – here the decision will fall, who will be named winner of the Deutschland Tour 2018. Before the last yellow jersey of the race is given, the region will devote itself to cycling – from amateurs with athletic ambitions in the Jedermann race to a relaxed family ride on roads closed to autos.
Deutschland. Deine Tour. – the motto of the new Deutschland Tour will come to life in the Stuttgart region. Cycling fans can expect a sportingly challenging downtown closing course with arrival on the Theodor-Heuss-Straße and a huge cycling festival with a varied and modern program. For ambitious hobby cyclists, there are two Jedermann races of different lengths, with start and finish in Stuttgart. There will also be kids’ races and family-friendly rides. Enjoy some stress-free cycling on an auto-free downtown course, connected to the Stuttgart City cycling lanes.
Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn: “Stuttgart looks forward to the new Deutschland Tour. Having the finish here brings cycling to life for our guests but also for our citizens in a spectacular way. Whether enthusiastic cycling fans on the final stage, ambitious hobby riders in the Jedermann race or interested participants in the many other programs on offer on this nearly-auto-free day in Stuttgart – all cycling and bike fans will find something!”
Sport mayor Dr. Martin Schairer added, “This will be a top-notch sport event. It will join the great cycling tradition of this city. We can show the qualities of our beautiful city to the world and advertise for cycling in Stuttgart.”
In close alliance with the city of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region, the new edition of the Tour of Germany is also to be used to show the region from its best (cycling) side and to promote sustainable mobility. The Elite and amateur race will lead through the beautiful landscapes of the Stuttgart region region, before the final sprint in the state capital st.starts. Regional Director Nicola Schelling says: "I am very pleased that the finish of the first newly launched Tour of Germany is in Stuttgart. This big sports event will shine in the Stuttgart region and not just over the course running in to the center of Stuttgart.”
The Schlossplatz (castle square) is the lively center of Stuttgart – and in the middle of the shopping district’s Königsstraße. This is where modern life and history come together! With an impressive historical backdrop, the public green spaces are popular gathering places in the summer, with the fountains adding a refreshing note. Around the Schlossplatz, cafes invitingly offer further enjoyment. In the winter, an ice rink and the atmospheric Christmas Market draw visitors. The Schlossplatz also plays a central role in events like the Stuttgarter Summer Festival. More information. More Information
Jogging, inline skating and walking, reading, sitting in the sun and relaxing, grilling, eating and celebrating.
The Schlossgärten (castle gardens) are one of Stuttgart’s most popular green spaces – and start directly behind the Schlossplatz! More Information