For almost 200 years, the Cannstatter Volksfest has enjoyed enormous popularity and annually attracts about four million visitors from near and far to the state capital of Baden Württemberg. People are captivated by the special atmosphere of the wonderful funfair coupled with beautiful festival tents, a colourful flea market and many spectacular attractions. Rich in tradition, the Cannstatter Volksfest is not only the biggest festival in Baden Württemberg but it is also has one of the biggest funfairs in the whole of Europe.
Facts and Figures
Do you know when King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and his wife Katharina laid the foundations for what today has become known as the Cannstatter Volksfest? You find the answer on this and many other questions here.
With an almost 200-year history behind it, the Volksfest can point to a big tradition - and it is one that is maintained. A spectacle for the whole family is the Volksfest parade on the first Sunday of the festival. Magnificently decorated horse-drawn brewery wagons, colourful groups in traditional costumes and bands, historical militia and a variety of groups from throughout the state all parade from the Cannstatter Kursaal through the narrow streets of the Bad Cannstatt suburb of Stuttgart to the Wasen.