I was very lucky to find the United Buddy Bears in Stuttgart. From 9th July until 12th August 2008 these exhibition was set on Schlossplatz. The Buddy Bears were designed by 140 artists from all over the world and it shows 140 bears in different colours!!! It was fantastic.
When attending the festival, traditional dress is extremly popular. You have both young and older people wearing it and even the traditional dress has been modernized to fit very well in todays style of fashion. We plan next year on participating fully with the national dress as well. For the women it is actually much cheaper (of course!) then for the men to purchase "leder hosen" which can get expensive when of decent quality. However, there are places where you can rent "leder hosen".
In the picture seen, one of the waiters is dressed in the particular theme "leder hosen" for this beer tent. The funny thing about the situation, he is one of our country men! We found this fact out when my husband was translating from English to Serbian (?) the Menu and the waiter answered in Serbian which we were very surprised to find out. After that moment, the other guests were forgotten for him and we were the only ones! He spent the entire afternoon with us in the tent, but don't fear you other guests for there was pleanty of other help. This must be a common occurance as friends and family hit the beer tents. It's understood that they cover each other during these situations.
We thoroughly enjoyed their fall festival, celebrated in September, which included a human game of Foosball!
The children absolutely loved this game, and there were several games going simultaneously. I would definitely recommend spending time here, and enjoy the festival!
Every year from end of August till the begin of september there is a Winevillage (Weindorf) in Stuttgart.
12 days you can enjoy the fine taste of wine and food together with the Locals...
Besides the summer festival there is an annual beer festival, the so called Cannstatter Volksfest: Stuttgart Beer Festival) 21nd September - 6th October 2002. A great festival with a long tradition.