Stutensee is located northeast of Karlsruhe, flanked by the greenery of three expansive woodlands: the Lochen and Bruch forests to the east, and the Wild Park area of the Zehnt Forest to the west. As you might imagine, nature walks are the highlight of any visit to the area.
Your principal landmark here is Stutensee Castle, for which the town was named. Surrounded by thousand-year-old oak trees, the yellow and white structure was constructed in 1749.
It was originally the hunting retreat of Margrave Karl Friedrich of Baden. Today, the castle houses an organization dedicated to assisting children with special needs.
Stutensee — Top Areas Of Interest
A trio of quaint museums will certainly capture your interest when you visit. Two are located in the Blankenloch neighborhood.
The Rathausgässle is a private facility occupying a 17th-century half-timbered house. Pictures and artifacts more than 300 years old are its primary displays. The second is within the Kern’s Max House, specializing in a local home history collection.
The third museum can be found inside the Oskar Hornung House in the Friedrichstal neighborhood. It is dedicated to local history and the Huguenots, featuring a replica of an historic schoolroom.
The oldest section of Stutensee is the former village of Spöck. It has been identified in documents as far back as 865.
Several interesting old houses and attractive churches may be seen in the Staffort section (circa 1110), where there has been a Christian presence since 1563. Two other architectural sites of interest are the old school house and the Hermannshäusle residence next to Michael’s Church in Blankenloch.
A pair of refreshing bathing facilities should also be on your list of stops to make here. The Stutensee Bad is considered by residents to be “our oasis.” It offers a tanning deck, solar cabins, an aqua disco, a bikini bar and restaurant, in addition to its heated pool facilities.
Meanwhile, the indoor pool at Spöck provides a venue for youth bathing parties on Saturdays. It also offers swimming classes and entrance for women only on Monday evenings.