About us

Not just for friends and lovers of pig art, kitsch and culture come into their own in the old Stuttgart Schlachthof administrative building. The rustic Wirtshaus is directly attached to the Pig Museum.


Stuttgart Schlachthof has an eventful history.

The modern district of Gaisburg, the area surrounding the Schlachthof, was incorporated into Stuttgart on April 1st 1901 and, thanks to its mills, quickly became an important industrial location. Schlachthof Stuttgart was founded on August 30th 1902, and was one of the most important utilities in Greater Stuttgart until the middle of the 20th century.

Formerly 60 buildings

At one time, the entire Schlachthof area held 60 buildings, including the administration building with columned entrance, the police station, the gatehouse and neighbouring buildings including halls spread across an area of 12 hectares.

Business closed in 1992 and the majority of the buildings were torn down. The ravages of time gnawed at the remaining historical art nouveau buildings. The administrative building is under a preservation order for historic buildings and monuments. It, the gatehouse, the police station, and some other structures have bared witness to an entire century of eventful history at Stuttgart Schlachthof.

An exciting story
that dates back to 1902.


Erika Wilhelmer has close ties to Stuttgart, she became landlady of the Stäffele more than 40 years ago and made it what it is today - a comfortable and idyllic wine bar with excellent regional cuisine and exquisite wine. Erika Wilhelmer isn’t just a restaurateur, she’s a passionate collector. Her lovingly compiled pig collection spent 20 years at the Lucky Pig Museum in Bad Wimpfen and was bursting at the seams. A new home had to be found for more than 46,000 exhibits.

The historical former Schlachthof administrative building was the perfect place - set out in art nouveau style across more than 800 square metres with more than 27 rooms. A piece of Stuttgart’s history was kept alive and the pigs found just the right surroundings for a cultural-historical exhibition all about pigs.

The Wilhelmer family purchased the historical site from the city of Stuttgart, and restored the buildings with careful consideration of the preservation order, and attention to detail.


The Wilhelmer family didn’t just set up the world’s largest pig museum here, a meeting point for culture and kitsch, but also simultaneously created new and extraordinary gastronomical concepts.

On May 1st 2010, the time had come! The pigs moved into their new home, and at the same time, the “Schlachthof” restaurants were opened. Visitors can enjoy dedicated, modern hospitality year round in the historical ambience of our stylishly renovated, pig-themed dining areas. We offer multiple eating areas with a range of potential uses for groups, family celebrations, and corporate events.

You can peacefully enjoy the café whilst taking in the home-made sculpture garden in front of the building. When the weather’s nice, the quiet, welcoming Beer Garden and the cosy Bierlauben behind the Schlachthof building invite you to stay a while. With activities spread throughout the entire year, it’s never boring at the Schlachthof.

And if the Pig Museum isn’t enough culture for one day, there’s plenty more to do nearby with the Mercedes Benz Museum, the Porsche Arena, the State Gallery, Wilhelma Stuttgart, and Cannstatter Wasen, which hosts a Spring Festival in spring, and the second largest Fair in Europe in autumn.


has a name


  • Preserve traditions
  • Friendly, open and attentive service, trust and security for employees and partners.
  • The highest quality and stability
  • Our customers’ interests, desires and satisfaction at the core
  • Innovation, creativity, product sustainability, design and concepts!


Quality & Hygiene


Our concept is a comprehensive approach to sustainable event and change management. Our goal is to be a completely environmentally friendly events/hospitality business. Considerate use of our materials and efficient resource management are our biggest goal.