Category Archives: European Living

Germany’s OTHER Oktoberfest – Cannstatter Volksfest


Ask anybody about Oktoberfest, and they’ll tell you about an amazing party in Munich you should attend at least once before you die.

You’ve heard all about it. 6 million people descend upon Munich for two weeks between the end of September and the beginning of October wearing leather pants and traditional German dresses, just to be part of the largest annual beer festival.

But what many people don’t know, is that just 2 hours west in the city of Stuttgart, is Germany’s SECOND largest “Volksfest“, and I’ll venture to say it is even better. While tourists from all over overcrowd Munich to check another item off their bucket list, Stuttgart’s Volksfest remains much more authentic and local, and therefore much friendlier. Don’t get me wrong, it’s by no means small. In fact, it’s kind of huge. And in this article, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about how to have the most amount of fun here, and live to tell about it.

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Change your thinking, Change your life

Stuttgart Church

Right, so let’s hit the ground running. First blog post.

I’ll be tweaking things a lot in the upcoming weeks, but right now,let’s just start with getting things up and running.

European living can come as quite a shock to the system, but if you keep an open mind, you’ll find you adapt quite quickly. Hell, after a while some things actually make a lot of sense.

But first, you’re going to have to change your way of thinking a little bit.

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