The most important facts and figures on one view? Or 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 will find the answer on this and many other questions here.

in 1818 by King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and his wife Katharina.

17 days

Monday to Thursday:   12 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and before public holidays:12 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday and public holidays:11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Opening day:      3 p.m. to 12 p.m.

five kilometres of fun, gastronomic highlights and nostalgia. 

1,760,000 kilowatt hours in two weeks

It equates to a town with about 11,000 households.

round about 22,000 m³ (2014)

about 4 million visitors annually

more than 20,000 Volksfest club members (former German emigrants and their families) from New York, Philadelphia and Chicago regularly visit the Cannstatter Volksfest to affirm and renew their ties of friendship with Stuttgart. 

approximately 1,500 people working on the Wasen itself – recruitment of about 300 people by a special on-site job agency.

The Cannstatter Volksfest is strong economic motor for the city and region. Benefitting from the festival are not the visitors but also bakers, butchers, suppliers, the service industry, the retail trade, hotels, transport companies and lots more businesses. According to a market survey, approximately 17,000 people are directly or indirectly involved in the Cannstatter Volksfest. 

100 groups

3,500 participants

300 helpers

250,000 spectators lining the route and about half a million watching on television. 

duration: two to three months involving, amongst others, tent erectors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, interior designers, sound and stage engineers, gas and container suppliers, kitchen fitters and façade engineers

Running parallel every four years to the Cannstatter Volksfest on the Wasen is the so-called “Landwirtschaftliche Hauptfest” (LWH). Founded in 1818 by King Wilhelm I, the agricultural show is the precursor of what has become the present Cannstatter Volksfest. These days, the LWH is the biggest agriculture and forestry show in southern Germany. From 29 September to 7 October 2018, Stuttgart will again be transformed into Baden-Württemberg’s biggest farm. Awaiting visitors to the 100th Landwirtschaftlichen Hauptfest is another highlight and one that includes a multitude of topics to do with nutrition, animals, sustainability and agriculture.