From: Saturday, April 20, 2024
To: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Stuttgart Spring Festival 2024
As the winter chill gives way to the warmth of spring, Stuttgart, the heart of Baden-Württemberg, awakens with an exuberant celebration like no other, The Stuttgart Spring Festival.
- Stay close to the festival grounds at the Travel Proud rated Motel One, featuring comfortable rooms, great breakfast options and perfect location.
- The Stuttgart Spring Festival (Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest) is an annual event that celebrates the arrival of spring and runs from late April to early May.
- Located at the Cannstatter Wasen fairground, it is one of Germany’s largest spring festivals.
- Traditional beer tents: Enjoy local brews, hearty German food, and live music.
- Thrilling rides: Experience a variety of rides and attractions for all ages.
- Delicious food: Savor German specialties like pretzels, sausages, and schnitzel.
- Live entertainment: Catch live performances, including music and cultural shows.
- Dont miss the festive parade featuring traditional costumes and floats and the panoramic view of Stuttgart from the Ferris wheel.
- Upgrade your Spring Festival stay at Le Méridien Stuttgart, complete wiht an indoor pool, gym and spacious rooms.
- The Stuttgart Spring Festival takes place at the Cannstatter Wasen fairground, easily accessible by public transportation.
- Take the U-Bahn lines U11 or U14 from any station in the city center to the “Cannstatter Wasen” station. The fairground is right at this station.
- If you prefer walking, it’s also possible to reach Cannstatter Wasen from the city center on foot. It’s approximately a 20-30 minute walk.
- Check out the top hotels in the Bad Cannstatt district, close to the fair.
Top tips for a day at the Fair
- Arrive early to secure a table in one of the beer tents, as they fill up quickly.
- Bring cash, as some vendors may not accept cards.
- Dress in traditional German clothing, like lederhosen or dirndls, for a more authentic experience.
- Be mindful of the festival’s closing time; public transportation can get crowded.
- Stuttgart’s LGBTQ+ scene in Stuttgart is vibrant, with several bars, clubs, and events.
- The main gay district is in the city center, around the “Hans-im-Glück” fountain.
Gay Bars and Saunas in Stuttgart: A Colorful Lineup
- Goldener Heinrich – Old Town – A rustic and welcoming gay pub in Stuttgart’s old town, open from Monday to Thursday (12:00-24:00), Friday and Saturday (12:00-02:00), and Sunday (15:00-24:00).
- Jakob-Stube – Leonhardsvorstadt – An LGBT-friendly pub in the Leonhardsvorstadt neighborhood with a diverse and colorful clientele. Operating from Monday to Thursday (16:00-01:00), Friday and Saturday (16:00-03:00), and Sunday (16:00-24:00).
- K29 – Der Zieglerkeller – Blumenstraße – The volunteer-run pub of the fetish-friendly association Gayzone Stuttgart e.V., open on Saturdays (21:00-04:00).
- Monroe’s – City Center – A long-established gay bar, offering its services from Monday (15:00-01:00), Tuesday to Thursday (15:00-03:00), Friday (15:00-05:00), Saturday (12:00-05:00), and Sunday (15:00-01:00).
- reBOOTS – Stuttgart West – A fun, karaoke-packed bar for LGBTs and friends. Operating from Tuesday to Thursday (19:00-24:00), Friday (19:00-03:00), Saturday (18:00-03:00), and Sunday (16:00-24:00).
- Ruben’s – City Center – An LGBT-friendly bistro bar with a street terrace. Open from Tuesday to Thursday (16:00-01:00) and Friday (16:00-03:00), as well as Saturday (14:00-03:00).
- Weissenburg – Stuttgart Center – Stuttgart’s center for LGBTIQs with a café-bar, counseling services, event space, and offices for groups and associations.
- Club 2B – Marienstraße – Venue of the Club 2B Stuttgart (Gay) e.V. with a basement ambience, bar, cruising area, lockers, and smoking and non-smoking areas. Open on Friday and Saturday from 21:00 onwards.
- Eagle – South Stuttgart – A gay cruise and fetish bar for over 30 years, also the club location of the Lederclub Stuttgart e.V. Operating on Tuesday and Thursday (20:00-01:00) and Friday and Saturday (21:00-02:00).
- Sauna VIVA – Near Center – A clean gay sauna near the center of Stuttgart, open daily (14:00-23:00) and until 01:00 on Friday and Saturday. Admission varies from 14-22 €.
- Sauna Pour Lui – Bad Cannstatt – A small gay sauna in the north of Stuttgart, open daily (10:00-24:00) and until 01:00 on Friday and Saturday. Admission ranges from 10-20 €.
- Stuttgart is served by Stuttgart Airport (Flughafen Stuttgart), located approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) south of the city center.
- From the airport, you can reach the city center easily by taking the S-Bahn (suburban train) S2 or S3, which takes around 27 minutes.
- Book your airport transfer in advance and have someone meet you at the airport.
Recommended Hotels in Stuttgart
The following hotels are all are close to Stuttgart’s gay bars and clubs
Gay Map of Stuttgart
With a few exceptions, the gay clubs, cafes and one of two saunas, are located in the central “Mitte” district, or just to the west.
Recommended Hotels in Stuttgart By Bookings
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5 Star, Luxury
This 5-star hotel is located at the Schlossgarten Park in central Stuttgart, 100 m from Stuttgart Central Station. It includes 2 excellent restaurants, a rich breakfast buffet each morning, and a spacious terrace. All of the air-conditioned rooms feature soundproofed windows, free WiFi, and a modern bathroom. Many offer scenic views of the surrounding gardens and vineyards.
4 Star, Readers Choice
Just a 2-minute walk from Stuttgart Main Station, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour bar, spacious rooms and a breakfast room. Rental bicycles are available for exploring the city. A large breakfast buffet until 11:00 each day. Restaurants and bars are just a 2-minute walk away. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with cable TV and a minibar. The marble bathrooms include toiletries.
4 Star, Great Value
Located at the foot of the Weinsteige Hill, this centrally located, family-run hotel boasts traditional charm in this historic city. The 4-star Hotel Zur Weinsteige is filled with hand-crafted bronze, carvings and antiques. The romantic rooms benefit from these furnishings as well as being fitted with modern amenities, including free WiFi. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning.
Abalon Hotel ideal
4 Star, Location
Set in the heart of Stuttgart, this modern 3-star hotel offers a winter garden and peaceful rooms with free WiFi access in all areas. Secure underground parking is also available (for a fee). All rooms at the Abalon Hotel ideal include a bathroom with a shower, cable TV, and free WiFi. Some of the double rooms include a terrace.
Video Spring Festival Stuttgart
A taste of what to expect at Europe’s largest Spring Festival.