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  • All the fun of the fair at Stuttgart’s annual beer festival

    All the fun of the fair at Stuttgart’s annual beer festival

Tailor-made » Beer Festivals » Stuttgart Beer Festival - Cannstatter Wasen

Stuttgart Beer Festival

The Canstatter Wasen is the second largest beer festival in Germany after the Oktoberfest. Its popularity increases every year as more people from all over the world come to visit. The Stuttgart Beer Festival was formed around 1818 when King Wilhelm decided to celebrate the end to years of hunger.

The beer festivals large beer tents present an ebullient atmosphere and the introduction of some wild and fast new rides to the fairground keep visitors on their toes. Culinary delights like 'Käsespätzle' (Swabian noodles with cheese), potato noodles with sour kraut or crispy knuckles complete the whole festival experience.

Czech beer brands such as Ferdinand, Platan and Kocour are amongst the 70 brands of beer on show at Cannstatter Wasen and, with an ample supply of each throughout the festival, you will never find yourself short of your favourite beer. Away from the fairground rides and the beer tents, there is an open air market where you can shop to your heart's content in a relaxed environment. Things on offer ranges from jewellery and trendy leather goods to fragrant herbs and spices.

Fred says

You can also check out other beer festivals in Germany, such as the Hamburg Summer Beer Festival and the Berlin Beer festival, as well as the biggest celebration of this kind in the Czech Republic.


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The sixth-largest city in Germany


Approx. 614,000


Germany/ Baden-Württemberg

Time Difference

+1 hr

Dial Code

+49 (Germany)


Euro €

Getting around

Stuttgart's public transportation (S-Bahn, subway and street cars) operates daily from about 5am to 1am. 

The night buses operate only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Stuttgart International Airport

There is an S-Bahn connection that takes you to the main station in Stuttgart. Journey time is 27 minutes.

Flight Time from London

1hr 30min

The main shopping area, the Königsstrasse, presents a lot of designer stores like Valentino, Cartier and Boss. There are also several department stores, specialist outlets and cafes.

Hidden away in the old part of Stuttgart lies the Bohnenvirtel. This area has some of the most interesting shops. For example wine taverns, international restaurants and countless tiny shops, offering products from all over the world.

Gaststätte zum Paulaner

The Gaststätte zum Paulaner is a traditional German beer house and very popular for locals and visitors. Order a popular Paulaner beer and traditional food such as sauerkraut and various kinds of sausages. There is also a terrace that is used during summer evenings.

Alte Post

The Alte Post is one of the oldest restaurants in Stuttgart. The traditional atmosphere is accompanied by gourmet food and is directly located at the market square.

Fernsehturm Restaurant

The Fernsehturm Restaurant is situated at the top of the Stuttgart television tower. The menu is a mix of German and Italian cuisine.

Stuttgarter Stäffele

Offers genuine Swabian cooking and is located in a house which is over 100 years old.

Schlossgarten Restaurant

For people not on a budget the Schlossgarten restaurant offers fine French cuisine as well as local specialities. Fine wines complement the excellent food

Stuttgart is a city full of castles and palaces. Enjoy a boat trip on the River Neckar and marvel at the beautiful old town.

Stuttgarter Staatsgalerie

Have a look to the Stuttgarter Staatsgalerie (State Gallery) which is located on Konrad Adenauer Strasse and mainly exhibits 20th century art.

Porsche Museum

More than 80 cars are on display in the 5,600 square metre Exhibition Area, styled and designed futuristically by the Viennese architects Delugan Meissl and ranging from the legendary wheel hub motor of the Lohner-Porsche, the world's first hybrid automobile built as far back as in 1900, all the way to the latest generation of the Porsche 911.


Take a journey through more than 125 years of fascinating automotive history - and on into the future. Covering an area of over 16,500 square metres on nine levels, the exhibition presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.

Mercedes-Benz Museum - © TMBW, A. MendeMercedes-Benz Museum - © TMBW, A. Mende

The Old State Gallery

The Old State Gallery is one of Europe's most popular art museums. outstanding paintings from Gothic to Romantic

The New State Gallery

The New State Gallery presents works of Classic modernism, expressionism and contemporary art.

Television Tower

Also the 217 metre high television Tower is certainly worth a visit.It was built in 1954-1956 and offers the most spectacular views of the city. Enjoy stunning views of the city, of the vineyard landscape of the Neckar Valley, of the Swabian land up to the Alb and the Black Forest

Stuttgart TV tower - © TMBW, A. MendeStuttgart TV tower - © TMBW, A. Mende


Classic Rock Cafe:   This bar plays classic rock music and offers a great drinks and food menu.

Amadeus:   This traditional bar has an intimate ambience created by the dark wood, low tables and comfy leather chairs.

Biergarten im Schloßgarten:   This beer garden provides the essential German beer garden atmosphere in Stuttgart.