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The Stuttgart Beer Festival (known in Germany as Cannstatter Volksfest) is Europe’s second largest beer festival. Over 4 million thirsty people visit each year, putting it almost on par with Oktoberfest in Munich—the world leader in beer-centered revelry.
This is an incredible event but still an absolute hidden gem. You’ll find virtually no tourists as only a few people outside of German have ever heard of it. Visiting is truly a unique experience.
But the best news of all? The Stuttgart Beer Festival runs around the same time as Oktoberfest, but ends a week later. This means: if you’re thirsty enough, you can visit both festivals in the same trip!
All prices are based on double-occupancy. Single & triple room accommodation available on request. View www.xe.com for conversion rates to your currency. Want to stay longer or perhaps these dates don’t suit? Depending on availability we can customize our packages to suit your requirements.
Want to experience more beer fest action? Check out our Oktoberfest tours in 2023 and 2024.
These 3-day Oktoberfest experience’s include access into some of Oktoberfest’s biggest and best beer tents as well as VIP beer tent reservations for the party of your life.
You’ll stay at top hotels right next to the festival so you won’t miss out on any of the action.
Want to experience more of Europe’s awesome beer destinations? Check out our 10-day Beer or Bust tour.
This tour is a must for any beer lover. You’ll start in Munich on one of our award-winning Oktoberfest tours, then head to Regensburg for three nights (home to hundreds of unique bars and pubs), then spend two nights in medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, followed by two nights here in Stuttgart partying at the Cannstatter Volksfest.
On this tour you’ll experience the finest brews in Germany, have an unforgettable dinner at a 1,000-year-old tavern, and make memories at, not one, but two of the world’s largest beer festivals. All while staying in top-notch hotels and traveling in our private coach.
You’ll be so close to all the fun! Our hotels are just an easy, short walk to and from the festival grounds. After a day in the beer tents, you’ll be able to get back to your room in no time.
Our hotels are located just a short taxi ride to both the airport and main train station, and are surrounded by ATMs, restaurants and grocery stores, a shopping mall, and more.
All of our Stuttgart Beer Festival tours are led by knowledgeable, fun, and experienced tour guides. Our tour guides remain with the group for the duration of your Cannstatter Volksfest experience and they are willing and able to assist you with any specific requirements that may pop up.
Need them to show you some of the festival rides? Or point out what else there is to see and do in town? They’re there for you! Our guides are always available to answer your questions, help you navigate the Wasen (where the festival takes place), make food and drink decisions, and advise you on how to spend your tourist time (and much more).
You’ll have the opportunity to meet your tour guides both online before the start of the tour and in person at the pre-tour meet-and-greets.
On the first day of your Stuttgart Beer Festival tour you will be able to meet-and-greet with everyone else on your tour that you’ll be spending the next few days with. All meet-and-greets will conveniently take place in your hotel lobby.
At this time you’ll also meet your Thirsty Swagman Stuttgart Beer Festival tour guides and get all the information you’ll need to best experience this amazing festival, like: your full tour schedule and maps, contact information, VIP wristbands, and the Thirsty Swagman welcome pack.
On this first night you’ll get to experience VIP beer tent reservations! We’ll be partying in one of the major Cannstatter Volksfest beer tents with VIP reserved tables along with beer and food vouchers.
On the second day we will go as a group to one of the other incredible beer tents for a different but equally exciting experience. (One of them has a rotating bar!)
During the day you’re free to do as you please—with many tour-takers exploring more of what there is to see in Stuttgart.
Day Three is for checking out the rest of the Cannstatter Volksfest: the rides, the vendors and booths, the amazing food, and even an Alpine Village.
For more of what you can explore on this day, check out this list of fun Stuttgart Beer Festival facts.
Now it’s time to check out of your hotel. You’ve just experienced one of the most exciting beer festivals in the world – PROST!
Your Stuttgart Beer Festival tour has ended but that doesn’t mean you have to go back to the real world yet. From here, many of our tour-takers stay in town for a few more days to do some more sightseeing, or they’ll head out to discover more of Germany and Europe.
The choice is up to you and we’ll do our best to help you along on your next thirsty steps.
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