Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart, Germany

Before I proceed about Cannstatter Volksfest, I would like to give first an insight about Stuttgart. It is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is the 6th largest city of Germany. It is not so far from Schwarzwald or Black Forest, probably around an hour drive.

This city is famous for its Cannstatter Volksfest. It is an annual festival that last for three weeks. Some people call it as the beer festival in Stuttgart but it is more an autumn festival. The locals in this city simply called it Wasen or Cannsttater Wasen. It is held in Bad Cannstatt, a district in Stuttgart.

This festival was known to start as an agricultural festival and now considered to be the second largest fair in Germany. The first festival was known to be held in 1818 with around thirty thousand visitors.

The Cannstatter Lebkuchenherzen, kind of ginger cookies.

Festzelt Göckelesmaier established in 1938 as Maiers Karle, renamed because of the fried chicken (Swabian: Göckele) served there; seats 2500, also serves Stuttgarter Hofbräu beer. It is one of the beer tents in Cannstatter Volksfest.

Powertower, the free fall ride in the festival. It is 66 meters high.

The Alpina roller coaster.
Some more rides such as Boosters revolution, 47 metre Ferris wheel, Wild water coaster, Transformer carousel, etcetera can also be experienced in this fair.

All these images were taken during our vist last October 2, 2010.

 
 

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