On October 13 2013 I went to Stuttgart to visit a festival called “Cannstatter Wasen”.  Cannstatter Wasen is similar to Oktoberfest in Munich but it is much closer to home.  Cannstatter Wasen is located in Stuttgart about 45 minutes from Reutlingen (where I am staying).  Oktoberfest in Munich is more for tourist and first timers which I experienced two weeks ago and it was amazing.  Cannstatter Wasen is more for locals and students.  Reutlingen University rented out 3000 seats meaning 3000 out of 4500 students were in attendance.  This was a lot more fun than Oktoberfest in Munich only because everywhere I went, I saw somebody I knew.

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Furstenberg is the name of the tent that we stayed in.  From 4pm till 11pm, 3000 seats were reserved for our students in Reutlingen. 

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A group of us wanted to get some food in our system before we started drinking in the tent.  And ofcourse we had the typical German food, Brot Wurst (Sausage in a bun).  

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The amazing view from the biggest ferris wheel I have ever seen.

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Also, this is the biggest and longest game stand I have ever seen.

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I was not able to try this delicious looking salmon but it was a unique way of cooking.

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The Wasen started at 9am but Reutlingen’s party only started at 4pm but most students arrived at 3-3:30pm.  By the time 6pm hit, everybody was drunk and dancing to the great performances.

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Round One!

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This is my friend Iacopo and he is from Rome, Italy.  He is also studying at Reutlingen University for International Business. 

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These are my friends from the United States.  Tammy is the one in red and she is from Chicago and Sarah is the one in green and she is from Boston. 

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We were lucky we got the table right in front of the band.  It was great because the band was drinking with us.

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These are my really close friends, Ivan is the one standing right beside me and he is from Croatia, Gabriel is in the green and he is from Italy, Iacopo, and the last person is Mason and he is from Georgia, Atlanta in the United States.  

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This is how we all ended our night, with this amazing view of some of the rides at the Cannstatter Wasen Festival in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

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