This year’s annual Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) will run at the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds in Bad Cannstatt.
The festival, one of the largest spring fests in Europe, offers various rides such as wild water rafting, bumper cars, carousels, haunted houses, a Ferris wheel and roller coaster, as well as pony rides and merry-go-rounds for children.
Three beer tents – “Göckelesmaier,” “Grandl’s Hofbräu Zelt” and “Zum Wasenwirt” — will offer grilled chicken or “Göckele,” and live bands, which will entertain the crowds with “Volksmusik” (German folk music), party, country and rock tunes.
Each fest tent also has a beer garden where visitors can enjoy food and drinks in the sun.
Another highlight is the “Almhüttendorf,” a reconstruction of a typical Bavarian-Austrian alpine village. Here, visitors will find rustic booths and hearty food.
Special family days will be offered April 19 and 26, and May 3 starting at noon. Families are invited to enjoy a day at the fest with reduced entrance fees.
A variety market is offered as well.
The Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest will conclude May 7 with a firework display set to music from 9:30-9:45 p.m.
The Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest will be open Monday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m., Friday and prior to a German federal holiday from noon to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday and German federal holidays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. On May 4, the fest will be open from noon to midnight.