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Welcome to Stuttgart Observatory

Stuttgart Observatory

The Stuttgart Observatory on top of the Uhlandshöhe is one of the oldest observatories in Germany. Throughout the year visitors can have a look through the telescopes into the wonderful world of space.

The Stuttgart Observatory is operated by the registered association "Schwäbische Sternwarte e.V.". The association was founded in 1919, public tours at the observatory's telescopes have been made continuously since 1920. The observatory's staff are members of the association and do their work voluntarily.

 

 

Fire in the observatory in November 2015

In November 2015 there was a fire in the observatory, destroying the library and damaging the optical instruments in the dome.

Reconstruction is ongoing since, and since summer 2016 we can offer sky tours with our telescopes on the observation deck again. The dome must remain closed for the time being, unfortunately.
We hope to be able to reopen fully in spring 2017.

7 " Zeiss refractor telescope in the main dome, damaged in the fire
7 " Zeiss refractor telescope in the main dome, damaged in the fire
7 " Starfire refractor telescope on the observation deck
7 " Starfire refractor telescope on the observation deck
16 " Newton reflector telescope on the observation deck
16 " Newton reflector telescope on the observation deck