Safety

To guarantee the safety of all visitors and operators at the Cannstatter Volksfest, representatives of the following authorities and organisations are present on site the whole time.

- the Police

- the German Red Cross

- Security services

- Youth welfare

++ In case of an emergency please call 112 ++

Further information can be found at:

FAQ

Telephone number

Drive-me-home service                                       

 

The most important information for a pleasant visit:

Visitors are recommended to refrain from bringing backpacks, large bags etc. All items unnecessary to one having an enjoyable time at the festival are best left at home. The quickest access to the Wasen site is gained by those not carrying backpacks or other bags. Such items will be searched at the entrances by security staff and the police.

The following objects are not permitted: irritant gas sprays, all kinds of weapons and firearms or objects that may be used as weapons, electroshock devices, vitriolic and colouring fluids, fireworks as well as gas-filled balloons and similar objects with a metal-coated surface. It is also not permitted to bring along bottles, mugs, tankards, cans or containers made of fragile or hard material.

There will be a strong police and security staff presence at the entrances. Both uniformed and civil police offices will be patrolling the Wasen site.

CCTV is in use all over the festival site. Non-stop recordings of the surveillance will not be made. Only when security-relevant incidents have to be documented or captured on film will the police make a recording for the express purpose of preventing danger or enforcing the law.

Plan your journey to the festival and use public transport: The special U11 light railway service will take you directly to the Volksfest. The Bad Cannstatt railway station is less than a 10-minute walk to the festival site.

Please follow the signposting in the area surrounding the festival site – especially when coming via the Bad Cannstatt railway station. Those wanting to go straight to the large festival tents should do so via the Elwertstraße underpass. When returning, please access the railway station via the main entrance in the Bahnhofsstraße.

Should it be imperative to travel by car, please use the designated car parks. Parking spaces for disabled persons are also signposted. It is not permitted to park in spaces reserved for residents in the area surrounding the Cannstatter Wasen. Please avoid unnecessary searches for parking spaces and observe all signs prohibiting entry to residential areas. Regular controls will be made.

Please respect the residents and their neighbourhoods: sufficient toilets and rubbish bins are available on the Wasen site and in the surrounding area. Please do not urinate on buildings belonging to others or in gardens and avoid breaking glass.

The family days with special prices and fantastic activities on Wednesdays offer lots of fun for young and old. The German Red Cross has set up a centre for children which has a nappy changing facility – as have many of the site’s sanitary facilities. For those travelling to the festival with a baby carriage/buggy via the Bad Cannstatt railway station, it is recommended you to access the Wasen via the Elwertstraße underpass. It has a ramp suitable for baby carriages. Please remember that it is nicer visiting the Volksfest when there is no crush.

The unique national “drive-me-home” service functions quite simply: if you travel to the Wasen in a car and are no longer in a fit state to drive at the end of your visit, you can still be driven back home in your car. All you have to do is pay for the driver’s return journey in a taxi and the next morning your car will be standing in front of your front door.

Every wonderful Volksfest evening has to come to an end. Due to security reasons, there is no access to the festival site for unauthorised persons from 1.30 am to 6.00 am.

Conditions of Entry

To enable all visitors to have an untroubled visit to the Cannstatter Wasen, the following  Conditions of Entry shall be in force for the duration of the "Cannstatter Volksfest" and the "Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest".

Please note it is not permitted to bring animals to the festival site. An exception is made for guide dogs which are allowed without restriction.

In autumn and spring the Cannstatt Wasen is used for the public events of the “Cannstatt Festival” and the “Stuttgart Spring Festival”. It is open to the public within the scope of its designated purpose and the stipulations mentioned hereafter. 

Use of the festival site is at one’s own risk. The organizer does not assume any liability. On entering the festival site you will be deemed to have accepted these conditions of entry. From 1:30am to 6am unauthorized persons are forbidden to stay on the festival site.

Children under the age of 6 years may not stay in the beer and wine tents after 8pm, even if they are accompanied by their legal guardians. Children and young persons under the age of 16 may only stay in the festival tents if accompanied by a legal guardian.

Children under the age of 14 years may only stay on the festival site after 8pm if they are accompanied by their legal guardians. Young persons under the age of 16 years may only stay on the festival site after 10pm if they are accompanied by a legal guardian.

1.1 On the festival site every person has to behave in such a way that others are not harmed, put at risk or – more than unavoidable under the circumstances – impeded or disturbed. Construction systems, system components and other facilities may only be used in accordance with their purpose and may not be damaged. 

1.2 The instructions of the security services must be obeyed. 

1.3 All access roads and exits of the festival site as well as the emergency routes must be kept free. 

2. Visitors to the festival site are specifically forbidden:

2.1 To bring about, use or keep ready for use or to distribute weapons as well as other objects and substances which by their nature are objectively dangerous or which are suitable or which are intended for the injury of persons or the damage of objects. This especially includes irritant gas sprayers, batons, bats, thrust weapons and firearms, stun guns, vitriolic and coloring liquids, baseball bats and similar pieces of sports equipment as well as bulky objects and flags. 

2.2 To bring bottles, tumblers, jugs or cans which are made of fragile or hard material to the festival site. 

2.3 To start a fire and to bring or set off pyrotechnical articles like flares, skyrockets or other fireworks. 

2.4 To bring animals. Guide dogs may be brought without restrictions. 

2.5 To defecate outside the toilets. 

2.6 To damage, inscribe, paint on, stick on or otherwise disfigure construction systems, facilities or ways. 

2.7 To climb on or over constructional systems or system components, especially facades, fences, walls and other boundaries, barriers, lighting equipment, trees, pylons, roofs as well as tents and their constructions.  

2.8 To enter areas not permitted to visitors, like the caravan area, storage areas behind the festival enterprises etc. 

2.9 To bring in beverages of any kind. 

2.10 The sale of goods of any kind, the distribution of food and beverages, the offering of commercial services, the distribution of advertising material and other objects, the acquisition of orders and the arrangement of amusements outside the assigned stand areas and without official permit is forbidden. The ban also applies to non-commercial performances and services. 

2.11 To offer goods for sale while walking around, to distribute advertising material of any kind or other objects, begging and hawking as well as musical and artistic performances (outside the assigned areas). 

2.12 To bring to the festival site gas-filled balloons and similar objects with a metal-coated surface. 

Visitors who violate these conditions of entry may be removed from the festival site. In the case of gross or repeated violations they will be excluded from visiting the festival site for the period of this event and of future events. Any person culpably causing damage will be held liable. Violations may be prosecuted. 

These conditions of entry will come into force on the day after their publication.