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Cannstatter Volksfest (The Stuttgart Beer Festival)

Listed under Food Festivals in Stuttgart, Germany.

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The Cannstatter Volksfest is more than just a beer festival, it's also an autumn fair – the kind with the good food and the world's largest portable ferris wheel, as well as a carnival of other rides. One of the traditions involves a fruit covered pole 26 metres high and weighing over three tonnes...

Though, as previously noted, this isn't strictly a beer festival, it's thought by some to be the world's second largest beer festival, after Oktoberfest – with visitor numbers over 4.2 million.

It all kicks off a week after Oktoberfest and runs for 16 days.


Written by  Ame P. Oliver.

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“Stuttgart Beer Festival”

In terms of size, the Stuttgart Beer Festival is second-only to the Oktoberfest in Munich. It takes place at the end of September every year in the area around the 24 metre high fruit column and originated in 1818 as a harvest festival following a famine… Read more...

Written by  Jared.

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