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“the other "Oktoberfest"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Neckar Park

Neckar Park
Ranked #3 of 141 things to do in Stuttgart
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Hometown, Illinois
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24 reviews
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“the other "Oktoberfest"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Because we did not have a reservation for a table in Munich, we decided to go to the Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart. Here too, the earlier you book the table, the better! The party is just crazy, even though it already closes at 11pm or midnight. Thus, make sure to go early enough. We have been in the Schwabenwelt, the biggest "tent". If you like beer, party and music, you need to have been. Or put in other words: Germany and the German lifestyle at its best ;-)

Visited October 2012
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Bondorf, Germany
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“Germany in a nutshell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is what I will miss the most about Germany... hundreds of thousands of people drinking and having fun without the ridiculous crime statistics that would accompany an event of similar stature in the states... prost!

Visited April 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“The German Beerfest experience in Stuttgart”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Wasen is a grand event every Spring and Fall in Stuttgart. It provides the Oktoberfest experience, from beer tents with food and drink, to the carnival happening outside.

Even though Stuttgart is not in Bavaria, people do still get into it by wearing traditional clothing (Lederhosen for gentlemen, Dirndl for ladies).

It might be wise to book at table in advance, especially on weekends.

The worst thing about it, besides the expected drunken unruliness, is that people are permitted to smoke inside the beer tent.

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Better than any "State Fair" in the US”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Attending the Cannstattter Wassen was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of our trip through Germany. The character of this fair-beer garden mash-up was incredible. It was so much fun trying the delicious beers on tap at the various stands, interacting with locals decked out in their leiderhosen and traditional garb, and taking in some of the traditions of this event (like large iced cookies with phrases piped on them...with everything from I Love You in German to odd US Pop Culture references).

This is also a pretty wallet friendly day.

Visited October 2011
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Weil der Stadt, Germany
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Whether is is Oktoberfest or Fruhlingfest. These Cannstatter Wasen events are WONDERFUL!! A great event for the entire family. There are rides, food, beer, singing and dancing. It is full up celebration. I've never seen so many happy people at these fests - it's contageous!! I really enjoyed my experiences at Cannstatter Wasen.

Visited September 2011
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