I love the summer in Germany. If this is your first summer in Stuttgart you are in for a treat and Willkommen! Stuttgart is the place to be ~ The seasonal foods and dishes are amazing and it seems almost every little town, no matter the size, has a festival of some sort. Some of my favorite fests are the medieval fests that include dance, competition, and full Celtic wear. Who doesn’t love meat on a stick too, right? Whether it’s the fresh farmer’s markets or wet, water fun here’s a bunch of ideas to get you started ~
Summer fun around Stuttgart that are TOPS for me!
For a complete list of regional festivals year-round CLICK HERE. Remember to SAVE THE DATE!
- June 1, Erdbeeren Fest (Strawberry) – Esslingen
- June 7 – 10, Cake and Fountain Festival, Schwäbisch Hall
- June 8 – 10, Medieval Market & Living History, Dischingen
- July 13, Heidelberg Castle Lighting, Fireworks, Heidelberg Castle
- June 14 – 16, Sommerfest – Sindelfingen** TAKE THE TRAIN**
- June 14 – 16, Ritterfest, Horb am Neckar
- July 12 – 22, Hamburg Fish Fest – Stuttgart
- July 12 – 15, Rose Fest – Weilheim-Nöggenschwiel (southern Black Forest)
- August 2 – 5, Stuttgart Summerfest – Stuttgart
- August 28 – Sept 8, Stuttgart Weinfest – Stuttgart
- August 25th, Blumenkurso (largest flower parade in Germany) – Bad Ems
Don’t forget the markets and vegetable side stands that pop up with everything from blueberries, strawberries and more!
Farmers Markets – ALL OVER STUTTGART!
- Böblingen – usually til 12 p.m., for more INFO Click HERE!
- Wednesday, Elbenplatz and Sömmerdaplatz
- Friday, Elbenplatz and Sömmerdaplatz
- Saturday, Pastalozzihof and in Dagersheim
- Sindelfingen, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, Marktplatz
- Stuttgart, 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Stuttgart Marktplatz
- Thursday, Stuttgart Marktplatz
- Saturday, Stuttgart Marktplatz
- Möhringen, 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, near Martinskirche
- Vaihingen, 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Town Hall Square
- Zuffenhausen, 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Kelterplatz
Local Fun Parks
Europapark – the official summer season began in April for one of Europe’s largest fun park’s – you may want to look into purchasing a season pass or a family pass if you plan on going more than once.
TripsDrill – an amuzement and ride park just down the road from Stuttgart – lots of fun for the day without all the distant travel…TripsDrill LINK
Local pools – out of the ordinary!
- Need some wet fun! The community pools in Germany bring wet, summer fun to the next level. Be sure to get there in plenty of time during the summer months as parking lots fill up quickly (or better yet, RIDE your bike there if possible)
- Bring blankets to lay on the grass just in case you get there and all the chairs are taken
- Most pools have snack shops and/or restaurants available for eating.
- You’ll receive a key for your locker when paying the entrance fee (which is usually not very expensive/person/child for a day pass)
- Some pools will ask you for your address as they are trying to serve the immediate community. However, I’ve never been turned away from any of them because I live in Böblingen county.
Sindelfingen Pool – LINK here!
Möhringen – outdoor swimming pool, Hechinger Straße 112, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany
Vaihingen – outdoor swimming, Freibad Enztalbad,Walter-de-Pay-Str. 37, 71665 Vaihingen
Zuffenhausen Indoor Swimming Pool – Hallenbad Zuffenhausen, Haldenrainstr. 31, 70437 Stuttgart
I hope you enjoy my little list and if I missed something, please let me know ~ have a blast this summer! Viel spaß – have fun!
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