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Update on the corona situation in Baden-Württemberg

Coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg

Dear reader, the corona crisis has finally hit this blog as well. Unfortunately I cannot continue investing time and updating this information anymore due to to heavy losses in times of Corona. I hope to be back soon.

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The following post was last edited on May 6.

Please note: I only refer to information from trustworthy sources like governmental websites. However I myself am not an official or authorized person in this field nor am I an English native speaker or translator. So be aware that the information you find here might be outdated, incomplete or misinterpreted. It should only be used as an overview. To verify information you find on the internet please always double check with official sites and sources.

For a general overview about the coronavirus situation in Stuttgart, please check my post Information in English about Coronavirus in Stuttgart. And if you want to support small local shops and businesses, check out this post.

Updated corona information specific for Baden-Württemberg

  • Update: The state government of Baden-Württemberg will to follow a step-to-step approach to easing the pandemic restrictions:
    • Step 1 – starting May 11:
      • Members of two households can meet outside again
      • in the private space extended family members, members of one other household or four additional people can come together
      • outdoor sport that doesn’t involve body contact will be allowed again
      • outdoor sport grounds (like tennis Courts)  can reopen
      • music schools, sun tan studios, massage studios and casinos (without restaurants) can reopen
    • Step 2 – starting on May 18: gastronomy can reopen, Kitas can reopen
    • Step 3 – after Pentecost: Hotels and campgrounds can reopen as well as fun parks, gyms, dance schools, indoor playgrounds, climbing halls and swimming lessons can take place again.
    • Step 5 – no concepts exist at the moment for events with huge crowds like fairs, Volksfeste as well as cultural events like theaters, ballet, opera, cinemas, festivals and discos. Big events might be banned for the rest of the year.
  • Zoos, museums and galleries can reopen, however not all will open on that day.
    • Wilhelma 11. Mai 2020, Visitors will have to buy tickets online, even if you own an annual ticket you can’t just show up as they have to regulate the entrance (not more than 2000 people are allowed for one timeframe). The houses will be closed, no feedings will take place and visitors older than 6 years have to wear masks
    • Grabkapelle auf dem Württemberg 12. Mai 2020
    • Landesmuseum Württemberg 12. Mai 2020
    • Kunstmuseum Stuttgart 12. Mai 2020
    • Stadtpalais – Museum für Stuttgart 12. Mai 2020
    • Haus der Geschichte 12. Mai 2020
    • Linden-Museum 12. Mai 2020
    • Staatsgalerie 12. Mai 2020
    •  Lesesaals im Stadtarchiv  12. Mai 2020
    • In museums it will be mandatory to wear masks.
  • the minimum distance of 1.5 meters to others in public stays in place
  • all shops can reopen, no matter the size, but have to  follow a strict hygienic plan and wearing masks is mandatory
  • playgrounds are open again
  • events like Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest and Stuttgart-Lauf won’t take place
  • wearing face masks is mandatory in public transport,  while shopping and in certain facilities (museums, city hall…). If you don’t have a mask, wrapping a scarf or such around your mouth is also fine.
  • If you need an service from city hall Stuttgart please note that you will need an appointment for most offices. You find an overview about the rules for visitors at city hall Stuttgart here (only in German)

Rember, this is a summary. For more information please refer to the official website of Baden-Württemberg



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  1. Overview about Coronavirus in Stuttgart in English - Living in Stuttgart
    3 weeks ago

    […] For an overview over the updated measures to fight the spread of the virus in Baden-Württembert check out my post about the updates. […]

  2. Loredana
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the overview.
    And an addition: Volksfest is also officialy cancelled.


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