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Party Like It’s Oktoberfest

The Top 11 Things to Do in Stuttgart, Germany

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Twice a year, Stuttgart's festival grounds fire up the riesenrad (Ferris Wheel) and beer tents.

Cannstatter Volksfest (Stuttgart Beer Festival) and Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest (Stuttgart's Spring Festival) happen in the fall and spring, respectively. The fall festival began in 1818 as a harvest festival and resembles its more famous big brother. The Spring Festival only began about 80 years ago, but is actually the largest of its kind with 1.5 million visitors each year. At both events there are well-respected regional brews, mountains of delicious German food, traditional costumes, and endless merriment.