Europe’s biggest Spring Festival invites you to Stuttgart.
Feel welcome and enjoy the festivities from 20 April to 12 May 2019.
This year, Frühlingsfest will celebrate its 80th anniversary and runs from April 21 to May 13 at the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds in Bad Cannstatt.
The festival offers 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, according to Jörg Klopfer from “in.Stuttgart,” the event organizer.
Adrenalin junkies may also enjoy thrill rides such as the bungee ball “Hot Shot,” “Alpinabahn” roller coaster and several other amusements designed to defy gravity, he said.
Besides the rides, the Frühlingsfest also features food ranging from hearty Swabian meals to Asian, Italian and Greek cuisine, along with festival goodies such as cotton candy, chocolate-covered fruit and candied almonds.
Children can partake in free face painting and sessions with balloon artists, while a variety market offers jewelry, leather wear and clothing, fine herbs, spices and tea.
Three beer tents — “Göckelesmaier,” “Grandl’s Hofbräu Zelt” and “Zum Wasenwirt” — will offer grilled chicken or “Göckele,” freshly brewed fest beer and live bands that will entertain the crowds with “Volksmusik,” or German folk music, party, country and rock tunes. Each tent also offers a beer garden, where visitors can enjoy food and drinks in the sun.
A reconstruction of a typical Bavarian-Austrian Alp village, the “Almhüttendorf,” is set up in the middle of the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds. It is considered one of the festival’s main attractions. Here, visitors can find rustic booths offering “Schweinshaxe” (hambone) or a “Jause,” a snack consisting of bread, cold cuts, radishes and cottage cheese. This type of snack is normally served in huts throughout Bavaria and Austria, while people take breaks during hiking trips.
Since the Frühlingsfest is family-oriented, special family days are offered every Wednesday (April 25, May 2, and May 9) from noon until 11 p.m. with special events and discounted prices for families.
The Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest, or spring festival, offers lots of activities for children. Family days are offered every Wednesday (April 25, May 2 and May 9) from noon until 11 p.m. with special events and discounted prices for families. Photo courtesy of in.Stuttgart/Thomas Niedermüller.
On May 13, the fest will conclude with a 15-minute fireworks show set to music at 9:30 p.m. People can catch a great view of the fireworks show at König-Karls-Brücke, or bridge, adjacent to the fest grounds.
For more information, visit Stuttgarter-Fruehlingsfest
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