Cannstatter Volksfest – Germany’s Second Largest Beer Festival
The Stuttgart Beer Festival, or Cannstatter Volksfest, is an annual two-week festival that takes place from the end of September to the beginning of October in the area known as Cannstatter Wasen, near the river Neckar just outside Stuttgart. Attracting more than 5 million visitors every year the Stuttgart Beer Festival is second only, in terms of size, to Oktoberfest in Munich. The festival provides two weeks of fun with oompah bands in traditional costume as well as a variety of attractions ranging from booths selling food and other items to roller coasters, merry go rounds, roundabouts and other fairground rides. One of the largest attractions at the Cannstatter Volksfest is the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel which measures 60 meters in diameter.
This year’s festival begins on September 24th and runs through October 10th. The food stands, fixed tents and carousels are open between Sunday and Friday from 11am to 11pm. On Saturdays and days before bank holidays the festival is open until 11:30 pm.
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