【DE】Finally ANIMAL again!

It’s “animal” again in the halls: The highlights of the pet fair at Stuttgarter MesseHerbst, 19th to 21st November



For the favorite animal of the Germans, the cat, the Animal offers a large program as well as a pedigree cat exhibition. | Photo credits: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH


You have to remember these figures: In Germany, around 45 percent of all households and over 60 percent of all families with children own a pet. For many, the Stuttgart ANIMAL is therefore an autumn highlight in the calendar, which should not be missed (19th to 21st November). On top of that, an additional need for information has arisen during the pandemic-related trade fair break, which the 2021 edition of the popular pet fair now fully meets: In addition to exhibitions of various pets and exotics as well as a wide range of accessories, accessories, food and care products, ANIMAL scores with technically demanding infotainment events, shows and competitions – a lot of fun and


Action around the dog

In the topic world dog, the proverbial “dog life” gets a completely new meaning of terms: Happy, who as a four-legged friend with mistress or master can stop by there and be pampered. Visitor dogs with a valid rabies vaccination certificate are welcome at ANIMAL and can participate in numerous participatory actions – such as dog diving, where it is about the longest jump into a water basin. On the game island for the four-legged friends, dogs and owners can prove themselves together in solving tricky tasks. An entrance ticket must also be purchased for dogs, only available online in the ticket shop. The participating dogs of the ANIMAL Cup 2021, which will be held over a distance of 40 meters in the outdoor area of the fair, should also be active. The Dogdance Nations Cup has become a fixed program highlight of every ANIMAL (19th to 21st November): The mixture of dressage, feats and dance elements, originally from the USA, is also enjoying growing popularity in this country as well. This time 30 different dog breeds and many crossbreeds will start. Special thrill: The best of the best qualify for participation in the 2022 World Cup in Paris.


Everything for the cat

Cat videos are among the most viewed content on the Internet. No wonder, because the cat is – with almost 16 million copies – the favorite pet of the Germans. In the cat theme world, therefore, everything revolves around the idiosyncratic house tigers, who are kept partly as pure apartment cats, partly as free-rangers. Cat lovers can find out about the latest nutrition, play and care products or attend interesting expert lectures and demonstrations that focus on the balanced relationship between humans and cats. Of course, many visitors are attracted to the top-class pedigree cat exhibition, where you can get advice and tips on buying, keeping and caring directly from the breeders. The animals on display are categorized by breed and age and awarded by an expert jury.


Horse and riding enthusiasts

As you know, the happiness of the earth lies on the back of the horses. However, equestrian enthusiasts have had a bad thirsty period, as tournaments and trade fairs had to be cancelled again this year due to the corona pandemic. But rescue is approaching: As a small “foretaste” of the new equestrian fair in April 2022, ANIMAL presents an equestrian fair special that makes the hearts of all horse lovers beat faster and provides practically everything you need for riding, from the sweat blanket to saddles and litter to reins and bridles.


Alpaca or tarantula?

In terms of domestic and pet husbandry, there is practically nothing that does not exist at ANIMAL. In an alpaca presentation, you will learn everything about breeding and keeping the domesticated camel species from the South American Andes, whose gentle mind and fluffy fur are also appreciated by more and more Germans. Eagles, falcons and owls can be experienced up close at the bird of prey show, and anyone who has always wanted to know everything about tarantulas and poisonous animals can find out at the stand of tarantula I and in the special show poison animal husbandry of IG Aconitum Fera.


ANIMAL with kids

Traditionally, the Stuttgart ANIMAL is always a big festival for all children, who will find a wealth of exciting and interesting offers there, where there is a lot to know about known and foreign animal species. Little animal lovers can pet woolly fluffy alpacas and also lead them on the halter in the ring. Last but not least, there is also no lack of “animal” action – such as the KaninHop tournament, a funny obstacle course for sporty long-eared ones, which sometimes show amazing skill. Have fun!


Online ticketing – and free admission for children!

Messe Stuttgart ensures complete contact tracking via a full registration of all visitors. Therefore, tickets are only available online, there are no more advance booking offices and no more box offices. When buying tickets, each person is recorded with contact details, this also applies to children or adolescents. The ticket price includes travel by public transport, the VVS combo ticket can be selected at the time of purchase. A novelty: Children and young people up to the age of 16 can visit the Stuttgart MesseHerbst free of charge. This offer is valid when accompanied by at least one adult.


The Stuttgart MesseHerbst at a glance:

Stuttgart MesseHerbst is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are only available online, there are no advance booking offices and no box offices on site. Day tickets are available including VVS combo ticket from 13 euros, afternoon tickets (access from 2 pm) from 8 euros. The tickets entitle you to visit all trade fairs held in parallel on this day. Tickets are available at https://messe-stuttgart.de/ticket.


Contact tracking is generally guaranteed via the entrance ticket. All visitors must therefore register per person with their contact details when buying tickets online. Depending on the announced current level (base level, warning level, alarm level), access to the site is only permitted for people with current proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from SARS-CoV2 infection or current negative test proof. More about Messe Stuttgart’s currently valid level and hygiene concept at: https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/besucher/aktuelles/sicherer-messebesuch/


Family & Home 18th – 21st November 2021

Creative 18th – 21st November 2021

Games fair with a desire for technology/model making/railway 18.-21. November 2021

eat & style 18. – 21. November 2021

Animal 19th – 21st November 2021

Veggie & free from 19th to 21st November 2021

Yogaworld 19th – 21st November 2021

Minerals, fossils, jewelry 19. – 21. November 2021

Designfest 19. – 21. November 2021


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