Getting to the Cannstatter Wasen …
Concerning ecology: Since 1 March 2008, only cars bearing an emission badge (the so-called Umweltplakette) are permitted to access the Cannstatter Wasen fairground. Emission badges are available from TÜV(Technical Inspection Authority), DEKRA and certified car repair garages.
Information on travel and parking
The Wasen fairground car park is open this year, as are many other parking facilities in the area.
Further car parks in the area
Parkhaus Wilhelmsplatz, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt/Wilhelmsplatz 11, access via: Bahnhof-/ Eisenbahnstraße, 440 spaces (20 women’s spaces), open Mon–Fri: 8.00–20.00 Uhr, Sat: 8.00–16.30 Uhr.
Parkhaus Wilhelma, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt/Neckartalstraße, access via: Neckartalstraße, 800 spaces, opening times: as forWilhelma Zoo and Wilhelma Theater.
Parkhaus König-Karl-Passage, Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt/Badstraße, access via: Badstraße, 100 spaces, open Mon–Fri: 8.00–20.00 Uhr, Sat: 8.00–16.30 Uhr.
Parkhaus Mühlgrün, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt/Überkinger Straße, access via: Überkinger Straße, 190 spaces, open day and night.
Park & Ride Car Parks
If you are traveling from the west via A8/A81 autobahn and national route (Bundesstrasse) 14: S-Bahn (commuter train) station Österfeld on trains S1, S2, S3. “Unterer Grund” car park, 514 spaces, exit for cars closed between 1.00 am and 4.30 am! Buy a ticket for two zones. Trains take 9 minutes to Stadtmitte (city center) and then continue to Bad Canstatt.
If you are traveling from the south via national route (Bundesstrasse) 27: Stadtbahn (tram) stop Degerloch, Parkhaus Degerloch, 726 spaces, exit possible 24/24, manned car park.
Return transfer service
Unique in the whole of Germany, this service for car drivers has been provided for over 40 years now. It works as follows:
Visitors drive to the Cannstatt Festival in their cars and are driven home in their own cars again in the evening by one of the return transfer service drivers. The advantage: the car is at home ready for the next day. The festival visitor, who is possibly under the influence of alcohol, need only cover the costs of the taxi fare for the driver’s return journey.
The free return transfer service can be found in the in. Stuttgart (Informations-Zentrum) events building, where the Red Cross is also located.