The Stuttgart Beer Festival – 200 Years Old

Celebrating 200 years in 2018, the Cannstatter Volksfest, the Stuttgart Beer Festival, is the world’s second biggest beer festival and runs from September 28 to October 14. This 17-day-long event kicks off with the traditional keg tapping: the mayor draws the first beer from a barrel of specially- brewed Festbier (festival beer). Seven vast tents are where thousands come for beer, crispy pork knuckles, whole roast chickens and live music.