In contrast to the crowded Munich festival, quite calm and measured atmosphere reigns in Stuttgart. The story of the bright national holiday is very interesting; it was first held in 1818. The holiday was timed to the opening of the Hohenheim University and has been celebrated annually. Originally celebrations lasted for only one day. Locals enjoyed their favorite treats and beer and organized interesting events and fairs.
Over the years, the festival's program expanded. In the early 20th century, the celebration was held for 3 days; in 1920, it has taken 5 days. Since 1860, beer has been the main symbol of the holiday; during the festival, it just flows like water. Since 1972, the festival has been celebrated not less than 14 days; in addition to tasting beer, it provides a lot of interesting entertainment options.
Seven huge tents are set in the city, but holidaymakers also have an opportunity to go to one of the local pubs, restaurants or bars. Those who are indifferent to beer would like the festival too, because it has a very diverse entertainment program. Fun rides, concerts, colorful fairs and street performances, tasting of gourmet treats and cooking classes, exciting tours and sporting events - these are just a small part of activities that are included in the festival program.