Events in Stuttgart
There is always something happening in the lively city of Stuttgart. Major events include the Stuttgart Christmas Market
and the Stuttgart Beer Festival
known as the Cannstatter Volksfest. Popular with visitors and locals alike, these events attract thousands of people every year. Come and join visitors from all over the world at the markets and beer festival and check out other attractions on during your visit.
Beer fests and Christmas markets
Stuttgart Beer Festival is a three week-long festival, held during September and October each year. Held in an area known as the Cannstatter Wasen, in the Bad Cannstatt district, the festival features beer tents, fairground rides, a French alpine village, a chandlers market and a variety of stands selling tasty traditional German food. If you would like a less touristic version of Oktoberfest, then you should definitely save the date for this awesome Volksfest.
In November and December, the centre of Stuttgart comes alive with festive cheer, thanks to the city's Christmas Market. More than 280 stalls, selling everything from local crafts to delicious German food, line the streets between the Schlossplatz and the Marktplatz. There are also a number of family attractions including an ice rink and a miniature railway at this famous event. This is one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in all of Europe, so you are sure to get that holiday feeling when here.
Other great events to attend
In addition to these top two events in Stuttgart, there are plenty more throughout the year. Why not join the annual Summer Festival
in July/August? Here you can enjoy delicious food while you relax and watch dance and theatre performances. If visiting in spring, you can head to Canstatter Wasen and be part of the Spring Festival
from April to May. This is a great event for the whole family with fun rides, stalls and of course the famous beer tents.
When you book accommodation for your stay, the Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart Hotel is in the ideal location. This upmarket hotel is also close to the city's main attractions and it is easy to catch a train from the hotel to Cannstatter Wasen.