Schuttberg: Best Place to Watch the Sunset in Stuttgart


Schuttberg in Stuttgart, Germany

The Schuttberg is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Schuttberg” is German for debris hill.  It is an artificial hill  made from all the rubble left over from WWII.  The Schuttberg in Stuttgart is called the Birkenkopf and is My Favorite Attraction in Stuttgart.  At the  highest point in Stuttgart it provides a breath-taking view of the city and surrounding area.  It is especially beautiful at sunset as the shadows from the sun cast a glow on the visible rubble – a memorial to the dead and a reminder to the living. The Schuttberg is a particularly popular place for couples at sunset, although it remains one of Stuttgart’s best kept secrets.

Laurel Robbins is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, an adventure travel blog and company that helps people plan their active holidays in a sustainable way. Although Canadian, she lives in Germany. You can find her in the mountains on most weekends.



  1. Muza-chan May 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful picture 🙂

  2. Laurel May 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    @Muza-chan – Thanks 🙂

  3. GoingKraut May 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Very Cool! I really need to get there someday! It looks like a great place for photography.

  4. Katherina May 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Great picture! It looks really quiet and peaceful up there…

  5. Laurel May 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    @Kraut – The great thing is you can find schuttbergs all over Germany, and I agree, they are a great place for photography.

    @Katherina – Thanks, I find it very peaceful and romantic at sunset.

  6. Debbie Beardsley May 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    You’re right, this is a very pretty sunset! I loved your story about the Schuttberg and find it fascinating that this “pile” exists. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Michael Figueiredo May 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Lovely shot! That tree looks so frail. (Very interesting story to go along with your photo too!)

  8. Sherry May 20, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    The tree gives the photo a whole new dimension, add some beautiful colors and results in a wonderful shot!

  9. Zhu May 20, 2011 at 1:53 am - Reply

    The bare tree really makes the picture!

  10. Cathy Sweeney May 20, 2011 at 3:34 am - Reply

    The photo is lovely and the sentiment is moving. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. jade May 20, 2011 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Wow- this is really interesting. I don’t often hear about the effects of WWII in Germany so this is really fansinating to me. And the sunset is gorgeous- love the different colors fading into eachother.

  12. The Dropout May 20, 2011 at 5:23 am - Reply

    That looks like a lovely spot. But it also looks cold!

  13. robin May 20, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I never knew about these debris hills that’s fascinating! And a very atmospheric shot 🙂

  14. Christy @ Ordinary Traveler May 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Great photo! Sunsets are the best.

  15. ayngelina May 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I can see why it would be a favourite, great shot.

  16. Arti May 21, 2011 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Just Awesome pic as always! Looks Magical and enchanting!

  17. Turkey's For Life May 21, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Great photo. I remember your post on Birkenkopf. I can see why it’s a beautiful place to watch a sunset.

  18. Nancie May 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Stunning shot!

    Thanks for another great week of Travel Photo Thursday.

  19. Barry May 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Wow! Love that photo and I hope it does well for you. Bonne chance. You describe the area in a way that makes me want to get there and wander about in discovery mode. Great post! Thanks for sharing. Spring is wrestling to win in Calgary. Still significant snow pack above 6,000 ft but the fire lookout has peaked through on the summit of Moose Mountain.

  20. Kerry-Ann May 24, 2011 at 4:50 am - Reply

    This place that has so much history could hold a lot of emotions. Hope, pain, tears, laughter. Stunning photo.

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