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Stuttgart Oktoberfest - reservations needed?

We are going to the Cannstatter Volksfest after the Munich Oktoberfest and want to know if we need reservations to get into the tents or if as a couple we can just go in and find empty seats as we do in Munich. Are there non-reserved sections? Couldn't find that info on the website. Are there open biergartens attached to the tents as well?

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We had no issue finding a wide choice of tables, but we went during the week. They do have a huge opening weekend, that I would say a table would be tough to get.

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We'll be there Monday the 2nd through Wedneday the 4th and have flexibility between afternoon and evening so sounds like we should be good.

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Tuesday October 3rd is the German national holiday. Many Germans take a "Brückentag" (bridge day) on Monday which is an extra day off to bridge the day between the weekend and the holiday. That will be a reason for masses of people to go to the fest. I would go on Wednesday.

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Good catch, forgot about that. Will need to check and see if that will impact other activities as well. Thanks!

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I am going during the day on Friday, 6 October. I decided not to purchase a ticket in advance as it looks like there are plenty of unsold seats in a number of tents.