Tausche bags are as functional as they are fashion-conscious, each one coming with at least two different covers so it can be customised to match the owner’s mood; choose a cover depicting a famous German landmark or a neon shade to ensure you stand out from the crowd. The bags are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and are made entirely from high-quality German materials, including specially designed tear-resistant coated polyester.
Tausche, Eberhardstrasse 51, 70173 Stuttgart, +49 (0)711 414 8490
A purveyor of high-quality beauty brands since 1935, Mussler is now owned by the third generation of its founding family and has built a reputation for stocking only the finest international products. The company’s Stuttgart store sells the latest offerings from Burberry, Dr Hauschka, Sisley and Decléor, as well as providing a range of high-end treatments and tutorials. Options available run the gamut from skin analysis sessions and make-up coaching to intensive wrinkle treatments.
Mussler, Hirschstrasse 22, 70173 Stuttgart, +49 (0)711 223 9952
Tritschler is one of Germany’s most popular interior stores, known for its well-edited selection of international-brand homeware. Established in 1723 by talented glass blower Michael Tritschler, the store sells high-concept, highly functional pieces and decorative objets d’art by labels including Iittala, Alessi, Le Creuset and Royal Copenhagen. Its brightly coloured displays are guaranteed to provide inspiration.
Tritschler, Königstrasse 44, 70173 Stuttgart, +49 (0)711 291414
One of the city’s most impressive historic attractions, Stuttgart’s Altes Schloss, or ‘old castle’, is a vast complex of buildings, dominated by twin towers and surrounding a magnificent arcade. The castle has had a variety of uses throughout the centuries; it was the ancestral seat of the counts and dukes of Württemberg and the centre of power for the region for many years. Extensive renovations, which were completed in 1969, returned the castle to its former glory and it continues to play an important role in the community as the home of Württemberg’s state museum.
Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart +49 (0)711 8953 5111
Embracing a range of global influences, Brenners’ luxurious spa makes use of products from the finest international brands, including Sensai, Sisley and SkinCeuticals as well as its in-house line. Its treatment menu is equally exotic with options ranging from a Hawaiian lomi-lomi massage to an invigorating body scrub with coconut oil and an algae pack. Be sure to indulge in the spa’s signature treatment; the Futuresse experience starts with a gentle facial using a silk peeling powder, regeneration pearls and a caviar mask before the body is treated to a Lotus massage and refreshing soak in a milk bath.
Brenners Spa, Schillerstrasse 4-6, 76530 Baden-Baden, +49 (0)7221 900500