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Cannstatter Volksfest

Mercedesstr. 50, 70372 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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An epic beer festival

Having been 3 times now, I prefer the Cannstatter Wasen over Oktoberfest in Munich. It's much less... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Kenneth H
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Perth, Australia
Superb

2nd Time at the festival and it was better than ever huge Fairground where you actually can win... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Gringo153
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart strikes a perfect balance between its funfair and beer celebration, managing to draw both families looking for wholesome fun and revellers seeking rowdier excitement. Over 17 days in late September and early October, about 4 million visitors sample the giant array of funfair rides and attractions, sway under the vibrant canopies of giant beer tents and peruse myriad stalls in the lively traders' market. Opening day kicks off with the mayor tapping the first keg, while sensational musical fireworks close out the event over two weeks later. In between, the grand parade on the first Sunday and the hot air balloon race the following Sunday serve as festival highlights.
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Having been 3 times now, I prefer the Cannstatter Wasen over Oktoberfest in Munich. It's much less touristy and you can order drinks other than beer in the tents (incl. mixed drinks like Vodka Orange, wines etc). The one thing I seriously dislike about this...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

2nd Time at the festival and it was better than ever huge Fairground where you actually can win stuff lots of varied rides and stalls and the street food from the vendors is excellent.get there early if youveant in to your favourite beer tent though....More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Brilliant fun. Went on a stag do. Stayed in a hotel right in train train station. Travel to the festival really easy. The festival was amazing beer tents brilliant lovely atmosphere didn't see any trouble in 3 days despite everyone getting extremely drunk. Really good...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We've been to Munich for the big show and twice to Volksfest, and hands down we prefer venue in Stuttgart. Crowds during the week were still large but not offensive. Beer tents were largely full but seating was easy and the beer was great! Service...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely time, many litres of beer and dancing in tables. And catching up with family. Cannot grumble whatsoever

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Fun, fun, and more fun! Beer - loads of it - good food, and party people, 4 f**** million if then in two weeks. Enjoy your time - and if planning- reserve your table early, on May at the latest.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Can't be missed!!! Much better than the one in Munich... a lot less touristy. Must try curry wurst, fish on a stick, rotisserie chicken and pork hocks, and especially the Swabian traditional foods such as maultachen and lentils!

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Come enjoy a laid-back version of Munich's Oktoberfest, with great live music, fairground, fest tents and outstanding Schwabian beer. Great fun with friends or family or both. Not as rowdy as Munich, with the Stuttgart air of high society mixed with traditional South-German fun.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Everything that you would expect is available. On weekends, beer tent reservations highly recommended.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is simply no better time! Great food, great rides, great beer, and great music! Go early to have fun on the rides and then get to your favorite beer "tent" while you can still get in. Mind you, these tents hold about 5000 people...More

Thank Casey P
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Hi not sure where Esslingen is, but there is a great rail network in Germany , you don't need a ticket to gain entry into the festival itself, but to gain entry to beer tent on a Saturday night you will need a pre booked... More
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