Stuttgart Beer Festival 2012
Article by The Stray Shots
Updated Thursday, 10th May 2012
Our first ever trip abroad was to the 2012 Stuttgart Spring Beer Festival.
Fancy dress from the start, drinking in the Terminal 5 lounge and almost missing the flight (!), free Champaign on the aircraft, a German taxi driver who decided to start to read his newspaper while driving us to the hotel at 70mph were all highlights before we even hit the town on the first night!
Once on route to the city centre, we met an American who claimed to be in the local American Navy base (!?) who tried to get us along to a Star Trek convention, we ended up on a German TV chat show and that was all before we began the evenings drinking games!
The following day saw us hit the beer festival and join in with thousands of Stuttgart supporters who had popped by for a few beers before their final league game of the season before drunkenly navigating our way back along the underground system back to our hotel!
Changing out of our fancy dress finally, we returned back in to the city centre and continued the main event of a pub crawl.
The final day saw a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium – home to Stuttgart, before a quick visit to the Mercedes-Benz museum and another trip to the Beer Festival in order to pick up a beer stein to bring back to Blighty!