After two long years of the compulsory Corona break, the Cannstatter Volksfest was officially opened in Stuttgart yesterday. The police are now taking stock of the situation.
Stuttgart – The police were satisfied with the start of the 175th Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart. “Everything was fine there, everything unremarkable,” said a spokeswoman on Saturday. There were no major incidents. The organizers spoke of a “nice start”. A detailed balance sheet of the first weekend should be available on Sunday.
The Wasen, one of the largest folk festivals in the world, was opened on Friday with a barrel tapping. Stuttgart’s Lord Mayor Frank Nopper (CDU) needed two hits in a tent that was not overly full.
After the festival was canceled twice due to Corona, around 3.5 million visitors are now expected by October 9th. On Sunday there is a folk festival parade with 4000 participants and tens of thousands of onlookers. dpa