Stuttgart Spring Festival
Europe's biggest and best attended spring festival attracts around 1.5 million guests to the Cannstatter Wasen fair grounds between mid April and the beginning of May. On an area of 4.2 hectares, a wide selection of stalls and confectionery stands, modern and traditional fairground rides, side-shows, beer tents and catering stalls offer every conceivable type of family fun and entertainment.
Alongside the traditional keg tapping ceremony on the opening Saturday, annual highlights of the festival program include the balloon glow and musical firework display. Every Wednesday is family day, when a wide variety of cut-price offers are available to parents with children.
The traditional Chandler's Market is an annual feature of the festival: From textiles, leather, jewellery and spices through to household articles - there is something here to satisfy browsers and keen shoppers alike.
www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de (German only)
Spring Festival 2016
16 April through 8 May