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.