At the beginning of August, Stuttgart has one of the most elegant festivals in all of Germany. Instead of the usual crowd of kids guzzling beers and expelling all their bodily contents into the streets, this festival has good taste. The atmosphere is different, and the crowd seems a bit more chic and sophisticated. The prices of drinks and food is also reflected by this. I was not a huge fan of this aspect. After paying 6 Euro for the equivalent of about a 12 ounce beer, I said 'No More!' and made it a personal mission to find a less expensive place to hang out. Pfff, who pays that much for a beer? Honestly. It didn't take us long to find another place to hang out that offered fare a bit cheaper. I've found with most festivals, you find a space to hang out comfortably with your friends, and stay. Don't even attempt to meander and check things out. These fests get busy and crazy and it becomes a herding cats type of event rather than a fun-filled evening with good company.
According to the 'Region Stuttgart' Website (click here to visit site)
Sounds nice doesn't it? So we made our way to the train station, a quick 25 minute S-Bahn up to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and found the festival. If you happen to make it, go earlier during the day when its less crowded. It gets jam packed once the sun goes down.
I will leave you with some photos for the day ....
Have you ever been to a festival in Germany? If so, what's your favorite one to visit?