Untertürkheim to Sepulchral Chapel: The Must-Do Stuttgart Vineyard Hike
4 min read
Niklas Brenner
Oct 6
/
4 min read

Untertürkheim to Sepulchral Chapel: The Must-Do Stuttgart Vineyard Hike

If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience in Stuttgart, look no further than Untertürkheim. This district is a hidden gem for those looking for adventure and must-do hikes. Join us on a journey through the vineyards of Untertürkheim and discover why this hike is so special. We'll delve into all the details, including breathtaking views, unique local experiences, and the ability to say you've hiked through a vineyard. This hike was so memorable, it even made the perfect birthday party. Yes, it was my birthday! 🎉 Don't miss out on this lesser-known trail and all it has to offer.

The Journey Begins: From Untertürkheim to Vineyard Vistas

Our journey begins in the district of Untertürkheim, where you can experience the rich history and aromas of fermented wine. We parked our car for free in one of the many tiny streets near the Untertürkheim S-Bahn station. Alternatively, you can pay for a parking space close to the S-Bahn station, but hey, who wants that?

It was a super hot day, 25 degrees, which was unusual for October. There my girlfriend and I met our friends Benni and Dani. Together we went for a walk through the district and were able to appreciate some of the historical buildings in the area. However, the area is quite industrialized and the old charm is almost gone. Walking through the streets you can often smell the delicious fermented wine, which is much more pleasant than it sounds.

From here, take the stairs up and you will find yourself at the beginning of the vineyard track. From here, just follow the 60-minute track to the Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill.

Untertürkheim is not just a picturesque landscape of vineyards, but also a significant contributor to Germany's wine-making heritage. For over eight centuries, the region has been nurturing vines, making it one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the country. However, its relevance is not just due to its age but also its ability to incorporate modern viticulture practices while retaining its conventional appeal.

What to Bring: Your Untertürkheim Hike Essentials

The hike itself is really not that long. Nevertheless, bring along a few essential items to make the most of your experience. Here are some suggestions:

—  Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial, especially on warmer days as there are no water sources along the way.

—  Snacks: Pack some lightweight, energizing snacks such as granola bars or fruit to keep you going.

—  Camera: Don't miss the chance to capture the stunning views and create some Instagram-worthy shots by bringing a good camera.

—  Sunscreen: The path is fully exposed to the sun, so even in October it's wise to pack sunscreen to protect your skin.

Pro Tip: If you don't bring snacks and drinks, you can buy them at the bistro at the top of Sepulchral Chapel. Their cakes looked delicious!

Reaching the Summit: Sepulchral Chapel and Its Rewards

At the top of Württemberg Hill, you'll find Grabkapelle, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

When you're ready to refuel, head over to 1819 Bistro am Württemberg, a nice place for a taste of the local cuisine. Don't miss out on the new vine or “Federweisser”, as you’d say in Germany. The sweet and light wine is perfect for refreshing yourself on a hot day like this.

The difference between wine and new wine is that new wine has not completed fermentation. Wine technicians call it "new wine" because it is in transition from grape must to white wine. Depending on when the grapes are harvested, Federweisser is usually available from mid-September to mid-November.

From the top, you can take beautiful pictures that will make you remember this moment for a long time. October season and the golden hour is the best time for this!

Wrapping it Up: Why The Vineyards in Untertürkheim Deserve a Spot on Your Bucket List

It's incredible to think that walking through the vineyards is like stepping back in time. You will witness 12th-century winemaking techniques blended with 21st-century innovation.

This hike is easy to moderate and perfect for adventurers of all levels. Even your furry friends can join in on the fun. From picturesque vineyards to incredible city views, your friends will be amazed when you share your photos. And remember, October is the best month to visit Untertürkheim when the vine leaves turn into a canvas of red and gold. Don't miss out on this magical experience! I really enjoyed this wonderful birthday experience!

What to tip in New York?

Tipping is essential in NYC. Standard practice is:

  • • Restaurants: 15-20% of the total bill.
  • • Taxis and Rideshares: 10-15% of the fare.
  • • Hotel Staff: $2-$5 per bag for bellhops and $2-$5 per night for housekeeping.

It’s considered rude not to tip in New York, especially in the service industry.

Is $1000 enough for 4 days in New York?

If you budget carefully, $1000 can be enough for a 4-day trip to New York. Here’s a rough breakdown:

  • • Accommodation: $400-$600 for budget hotels or Airbnbs.
  • • Food: $200 for meals (around $50 per day).
  • • Transportation: $34 for tapping the same credit card or contactless payment device on OMNY readers.
  • • Attractions: $160 for entry fees to major sights.
  • • Miscellaneous: $100 for souvenirs and other expenses.

Even if you budget $1000 for a four-day trip to NYC, I recommend setting aside an additional $100-$200 per day to fully enjoy your time there.

How do I visit New York for the first time?

For First-time visitors to New York, I highly recommend the following five tips:

  1. Plan your itinerary using Google Maps to understand the city’s vast distances, layout, and travel times. This will help you prioritize and maximize your visit.
  2. Avoid over-scheduling and focus on 3-4 main daily activities to fully appreciate each experience.
  3. Always use the same credit card or contactless payment device on OMNY readers to save money on public transportation; it offers a weekly fare cap and free rides after 12 trips in a week.
  4. Consider getting a local SIM card or an international mobile data plan, as public Wi-Fi may only occasionally be available, and you’ll need Google Maps for navigation.
  5. On your departure day, leave New York City before midday. The city’s vast distances make engaging in meaningful activities challenging, rendering your departure day unproductive.
Can you drink tap water in New York?

Yes, New York City tap water is safe to drink and is considered some of the best in the United States. The water is sourced from protected reservoirs in the Catskill and Delaware watersheds and undergoes rigorous testing to ensure its quality. Most New Yorkers drink tap water daily, and it is also used in many local restaurants.

What New York airport is closest to Manhattan?

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is the closest airport to Manhattan, about 8 miles from Midtown. It is the most convenient for travelers looking to the city quickly. However, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) also serve the city. They may offer more flight options, especially for international travelers.

Should I choose an Airbnb or a hotel in New York?

Both options have their advantages. Airbnb is a great choice if you are visiting for more than three days, seeking a more local experience at a lower cost, and traveling with family or groups who need more space. On the other hand, hotels are more convenient when only staying for a day or two as they are usually closer to main sightseeing spots and additional amenities.

What are the must-try New York restaurants?

New York City is renowned for its diverse culinary scene. My top three favorite restaurants include:

  • Shukette: They serve fantastic mezze, aka Turkish tapas. One of my favorite food experiences in NYC. Read my Google Review.
  • Kogane Ramen: Best Ramen I ever had. It was so delicious that I went there twice. Read my Google Review.
  • Valla Table: This Thai food paradise is near Times Square. You should try the Panang Jay🌶️ or Pad Thai. Read my Google Review.

Bon appetit.

Which building has the best view in NYC?

NYC has 5 major observation decks that offer equally breathtaking views of the city: The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, The Edge, and Summit One Vanderbilt. Although I have only been to the Empire State Building, I would choose Summit One Vanderbilt as it offers a unique combination of visual art, immersive installations, and exhilarating heights, providing a multi-sensory experience beyond traditional sightseeing.

How much money do you need to take to New York for 4 days?

Based on my travel experience in NYC, I recommend budgeting at least $1000-$1500. However, your expenses may vary based on your preferences and spending habits. Accommodation is the most crucial factor to consider. I was fortunate to find an Airbnb for $30 per night. If you stay in a centrally located Manhattan hotel, expect to pay at least $120 per night.

What is the best month to visit New York?

The best times to visit New York City are spring (April to June) and fall (September to early November). The weather during these months is mild and perfect for outdoor attractions. In spring, you can enjoy the beautifully blooming flowers and greenery, while fall showcases beautiful autumn foliage. These periods are less crowded than the peak summer season. Visiting outside the peak season is highly recommended in a city like NYC, which is already too congested.

Untertürkheim to Sepulchral Chapel: The Must-Do Stuttgart Vineyard Hike
4 min read

Untertürkheim to Sepulchral Chapel: The Must-Do Stuttgart Vineyard Hike

Germany
Oct 6
/
4 min read

If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience in Stuttgart, look no further than Untertürkheim. This district is a hidden gem for those looking for adventure and must-do hikes. Join us on a journey through the vineyards of Untertürkheim and discover why this hike is so special. We'll delve into all the details, including breathtaking views, unique local experiences, and the ability to say you've hiked through a vineyard. This hike was so memorable, it even made the perfect birthday party. Yes, it was my birthday! 🎉 Don't miss out on this lesser-known trail and all it has to offer.

The Journey Begins: From Untertürkheim to Vineyard Vistas

Our journey begins in the district of Untertürkheim, where you can experience the rich history and aromas of fermented wine. We parked our car for free in one of the many tiny streets near the Untertürkheim S-Bahn station. Alternatively, you can pay for a parking space close to the S-Bahn station, but hey, who wants that?

It was a super hot day, 25 degrees, which was unusual for October. There my girlfriend and I met our friends Benni and Dani. Together we went for a walk through the district and were able to appreciate some of the historical buildings in the area. However, the area is quite industrialized and the old charm is almost gone. Walking through the streets you can often smell the delicious fermented wine, which is much more pleasant than it sounds.

From here, take the stairs up and you will find yourself at the beginning of the vineyard track. From here, just follow the 60-minute track to the Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill.

Untertürkheim is not just a picturesque landscape of vineyards, but also a significant contributor to Germany's wine-making heritage. For over eight centuries, the region has been nurturing vines, making it one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the country. However, its relevance is not just due to its age but also its ability to incorporate modern viticulture practices while retaining its conventional appeal.

What to Bring: Your Untertürkheim Hike Essentials

The hike itself is really not that long. Nevertheless, bring along a few essential items to make the most of your experience. Here are some suggestions:

—  Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial, especially on warmer days as there are no water sources along the way.

—  Snacks: Pack some lightweight, energizing snacks such as granola bars or fruit to keep you going.

—  Camera: Don't miss the chance to capture the stunning views and create some Instagram-worthy shots by bringing a good camera.

—  Sunscreen: The path is fully exposed to the sun, so even in October it's wise to pack sunscreen to protect your skin.

Pro Tip: If you don't bring snacks and drinks, you can buy them at the bistro at the top of Sepulchral Chapel. Their cakes looked delicious!

Reaching the Summit: Sepulchral Chapel and Its Rewards

At the top of Württemberg Hill, you'll find Grabkapelle, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

When you're ready to refuel, head over to 1819 Bistro am Württemberg, a nice place for a taste of the local cuisine. Don't miss out on the new vine or “Federweisser”, as you’d say in Germany. The sweet and light wine is perfect for refreshing yourself on a hot day like this.

The difference between wine and new wine is that new wine has not completed fermentation. Wine technicians call it "new wine" because it is in transition from grape must to white wine. Depending on when the grapes are harvested, Federweisser is usually available from mid-September to mid-November.

From the top, you can take beautiful pictures that will make you remember this moment for a long time. October season and the golden hour is the best time for this!

Wrapping it Up: Why The Vineyards in Untertürkheim Deserve a Spot on Your Bucket List

It's incredible to think that walking through the vineyards is like stepping back in time. You will witness 12th-century winemaking techniques blended with 21st-century innovation.

This hike is easy to moderate and perfect for adventurers of all levels. Even your furry friends can join in on the fun. From picturesque vineyards to incredible city views, your friends will be amazed when you share your photos. And remember, October is the best month to visit Untertürkheim when the vine leaves turn into a canvas of red and gold. Don't miss out on this magical experience! I really enjoyed this wonderful birthday experience!

Niklas Brenner
Adventure Travel Blogger

Nik is a travel blogger who loves to share his favorite experiences and dog-friendly travel advice. He is always hunting for the best food and world-class coffee.