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German Wine Route – A symphony of the grape

German Wine Route – A symphony of the grape

The Romans are to blame as it was they who brought wine to the Palatinate. We, however, have brought it the German Wine Route. The 85 km route has wound its way through the Palatinate from the German Wine Gate on the French border in the district of Schweigen-Rechtenbach to Bockenheim in the north of Germany since 1935.

The easterly location of the exceptional riesling producing region of the Palatinate delivers on its promises: the weather and climate here are particularly favourable. Visitors here are greeted by a veritable Garden of Eden, a place where almond trees blossom pink in spring, where kiwis, figs and lemons flourish in summer and mighty oleander bushes fill the farms and gardens, and where in autumn a sun-kissed, aromatic sea of vines cries out to be harvested and delicious Rhineland Palatinate cuisine comes into its own.

Worlds of wine

The German Wine Route was not made for running, not just because of the narrow streets of the region's wine-growing villages and the sloping roads of the vineyards, but because you can be brought to a stop at any point along the route by a winetasting session. Wonderful wines from renowned makers can be sampled out in the arbors, on the side of the road, in tasting rooms and numerous wine bars along the way. In this charming sunny corner of Germany's largest wine-growing region, the grapes are truly in full-flow, the god Dionysus reigns supreme and the Palatinate's star riesling, pinot grigio and dornfelder wine offer the highest of drinking pleasure.

A region with wow factor

The Dürkheim Barrel (Dürkheimer Weinfass) is a key tourist spot. With a volume of 1.7 million litres and space for around 650 people, it is the largest barrel in the world and is today a tavern which offers wine tasting sessions and a range of culinary delights. The list of wine festivals held along the route is almost as long as the route itself and includes the blooming of the almond trees (Mandelblütenfest) festival in spring, the world's largest wine festival, the Wurstmarkt, the grape harvest festival in Neustadt which features a selection of German wine superstars and the end of autumn festival (Herbstabschlussfest) that is held in Schweigen-Rechtenbach in October.

An indulgently immersive experience

Wine is considered the elixir of life in the land of the vineyards and a celebration would just not be the same without it. It therefore plays a key role in festivals, no matter the size. The German Wine Route can be experienced in either direction, of course, so it's ideally suited to repeat visits. But, of course, anyone who's been here before knows that already!

German Wine Route

Length: approximately 85 km

Theme: wine, indulgence, culture, nature

Highlights:
Bad Bergzabern: castle, thermal spring
Bad Dürkheim: Dürkheim Barrel (Dürkheimer Fass)
Bockenheim: the Traubenmadonna statue, St. Lambert's Church (Lambertskirche)
Deidesheim: museum, parish church
Edenkoben: old winemakers' houses
Neustadt: half-timbered houses, rail museum, Hambach Castle
Schweigen-Rechtenbach: the German Wine Gate
Wachenheim: castle

www.deutscheweinstrasse-pfalz.de

Events
For decades, the Weinkerwe festival, with its wide range of wines, has been one of the most popular festivals on the German Wine Route. A genuine wine lovers' festival at which excellent wines from the top vineyards and cellars are assured.
Enjoy a glass in the sociable atmosphere of the 'Weingasse', or sip superior vintages together with fine food in the 'Weinkabinett' or at the traditional wine estates.

Upcoming dates:

11.08.2017 - 15.08.2017

18.08.2017 - 22.08.2017

Venue

67146 Deidesheim

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

The Wurstmarkt, which curiously translates as 'sausage market', is in fact the world's largest wine festival. It was originally established as a market for farmers and winegrowers in the 15th century. Since then, it has grown from a local wine festival in the Palatinate into a vast public fair and is one of the highlights of the 85km German Wine Route.
Around 300 award-winning wines and sparkling wines form the core of the festival.

Nine days and nine nights of fairground rides, performances and catering outlets create a unique experience to be enjoyed by all the family. The large number of bands, playing music from a variety of genres, are sure to put visitors in a good mood!

At the heart of the Dürkheim Wurstmarkt are the wine stalls, known as wheelbarrow stands, which are built each year in the traditional style. They are the perfect setting to meet with friends and enjoy the award-winning wine, which is served in large tumblers known as dubbegläser or schoppengläser.

The event culminates in a spectacular fireworks display over Michelsberg hill.

Upcoming dates:

08.09.2017 - 12.09.2017

15.09.2017 - 18.09.2017

Venue

Wurstmarktplatz
67098 Bad Dürkheim

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

Boasting Germany's biggest wine procession, the German Grape Harvest Festival in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse is the highpoint of the German wine festival season. 

As well as marvelling at the parade, you can witness the election and coronation of the Palatinate and German wine queens, sample offerings from Germany's thirteen wine growing regions at the German Wine and Sekt Fair, and enjoy wine and delicious Palatinate food in the Haiselscher, the festival's own wine village. There's also a wonderful funfair with lots of fairground rides.

Upcoming dates:

29.09.2017 - 09.10.2017

Venue

Weinstraße
Hetzelstraße 1
67433 Neustadt an der Weinstraße

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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