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Canstatter Volksfest

germany's second largest fest

The Canstatter Volksfest is our favorite favorite favorite fest here in Germany.❀ It’s located in Stuttgart and is considered the SECOND largest fest in Germany, with Munich coming in first.

Can you believe the very first Canstatter Volksfest was held in the year 1818!?

I love all the fests here in Germany but this one, so far, is my absolute favorite. 😍 My second favorite would probably be the Wilhelmstraßenfest (click here to read my post about it) but again, it’s so so sooooo hard to choose.

Fests here in Germany are absolutely incredible. This particular fest has every kind of carnival ride you could ever imagine, including a haunted house and even a fun house. I think one of the biggest differences we have noticed with the carnival rides here (other than the fact that they are absolutely WILD, CRAZY, and FUN), is that there seems to be no safety gates or guidelines like we are used to in the states. For example, with the bumper cars, everyone kind of just runs right up to the little cars from all sides, as if it was first come first serve. Once we saw a man jump straight onto the back of a car while the ride was in motion from the sidelines. It should be noted that no one got hurt and everyone had an amazing time, because that’s just how they do here in Germany. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Another thing that we have noticed is that the graphics and cartoons drawn on the rides are often a little explicit and not censored, not even a little bit (see photos below). When we first moved here, this was quite shocking, but now, we are completely used to it. πŸ˜†πŸ˜…

But anyway, let’s not forget the MAIN reason I go to all these fests in the first place, for all the incredible foods and sweet treats. 🀀😍

They sell these yummy little pork chop sandwiches on the freshest brotchen ever and I look for them any time I see food stands out. I seriously act like a kid in a candy store whenever I see them. 😡πŸ€ͺπŸ€‘πŸ€© OH! and my newest favorite thing is fresh hot pommes frites covered in MAYO. 😍 They are OMGeee YUUUUM. I also look for anything smothered in Nutella, especially fresh off the griddle crepes and waffles. 🀀🀀🀀🀀πŸ€ͺ

Check out the slideshow below for my 2017-2018 Canstatter Volksfest highlights. πŸ€—

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