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Picture book for kids: Stuttgart Wimmelbuch

Hi guys! Summer is over and Christmas is knocking on the door 🙂 If you are already looking for great gift ideas (maybe not yet for Christmas but for a birthday or any other special event) here is a great idea for Stuttgart lovers, people moving here or living in the area already: the Stuttgart Wimmelbuch and the Wilhelma Wimmelbuch, created by illustrator Tina Krehan!

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“What is a Wimmelbuch?” you might ask now. “Wimmeln” translates into bustling about. Wimmelbücher are picture books with lots of little scenes and characters bustling about on every page. The special thing about the two books I would like to point out to you is that they are set in Stuttgart! Cool, right?

Cover Stuttgart Wimmelt

Picture credit: Silberburg Verlag

Stuttgart wimmelt (Stuttgart is bustling about) by Tina Krehan tells the story of Tom, his mum Nina and his dad Leo. The family has moved to Stuttgart a little while ago and now the grandparents are coming over for a visit. They explore the city together and can be found at places like Schlossplatz, Marienplatz and at the train station. But of course – as in real life – these places are crowded and there is a lot to see. Can you spot the dog Theo and the parrot Rufus? They are around wherever Tom goes with his family 🙂


Another great Wimmelbuch by Tina Krehan is Die Wilhelma wimmelt (It is bustling about at the Wilhelma).

Cover die Wilhelma wimmelt

Picture credit: Silberburg Verlag

The book takes you through the zoo and biological garden. You meet old friends like the parrot Rufus but also a lot of new animals and people. Fun fact: illustrator Tina Krehan painted real visitors of the Wilhelma! And Moritz and I made it in the book, too! Can you spot us? 🙂

Die Wilhelma wimmelt

These books are truly great gifts for young (and even old :-)) Stuttgart lovers! Moritz and I gave them to our nephews for example and they love them. There is so much to see on every page, it keeps kids occupied for quite a while 🙂


Also, the big, colourful pictures are the heart of the books. So it doesn’t matter whether the person you want to give the book to speaks German or not!

You can purchase the book for 14,90 Euro in book stores or here (affiliate link):
Stuttgart wimmelt


Hello and welcome to "living in Stuttgart". I am Mel and I love this beautiful city. There are so many things to explore, I can't wait sharing them with you. So come along and let me show you Stuttgart the way I see it.

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  1. A shop for Stuttgart related gifts and souvenirs for babies and parents
    4 years ago

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