Live Webcam Palace Square, Stuttgart

Live webcam shows Palace Square in the city of Stuttgart, Germany.


Palace Square (German: Schlossplatz) is the central and largest city square of Stuttgart, the capital and largest city of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southeastern Germany. It was formed in the mid-19th century on the site of a large military square, which was closed to the public from the time of its creation until the opening of the park. In the 1960s of the 19th century, a rectangular baroque park with flowerbeds, fountains, walkways and a music pavilion was created here. In the very center of the square stands the Jubilee Column (German: Jubilaumssaule), 30 meters high, which is crowned by a statue of the goddess Concordia. The Jubilee Column was erected in 1841 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the reign of King Wilhelm I. On either side of the column are two twin fountains.

Palace Square is located in the city center of Stuttgart, near the Old Castle (German: Altes Schloss) and the New Palace (German: Neues Schloss), who gaves the name to this square. The Old Castle in the Renaissance architectural style was first built in 950 and rebuilt into a castle in 1553-1578. From the 14th century the castle was the residence of the Counts of Württemberg. The New Palace was built between 1746 and 1807 in Baroque style as a residence palace for the Württemberg dukes and kings.

Today, Palace Square is one of the most important venues for public events and concerts, as well as the main venue for the city’s festivities. Together with the Old Castle and the New Palace, Palace Square is one of the most important landmarks of Stuttgart, attracting many tourists from all over the world.