For more than 200 years, the Cannstatter Volksfest, or the Stuttgart Beer Festival, has enjoyed enormous popularity and annually attracts about four million visitors from near and far to the state capital of Baden Württemberg. People are captivated by the special atmosphere of the wonderful funfair coupled with beautiful festival tents, a colourful flea market and many spectacular attractions.
Rich in tradition, the Cannstatter Volksfest is not only the biggest festival in Baden Württemberg but it also has one of the biggest funfairs in the whole of Europe. About 320 showmen, beer tent landlords and market traders all spoil the guests at the Cannstatter Volksfest. The lively atmosphere on the Wasen is an attraction for the whole family and the beer tents are the scene for boisterous celebrations accompanied by oompah music.
Each year the festival opens with a grand procession with magnificently decorated brewery drays drawn by four or six horses, and with groups from all over the region dressed in traditional costumes.
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