• Apfelwein from Hessen
    Apfelwein from Hessen ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
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Hessen's signature drink. Apfelwein.

Apfelwein, also known as stöffche or ebbelwei, is a type of cider that has long been considered the signature drink of the Hessen region. In and around Frankfurt in particular, you can find lots of inviting cider houses and beer gardens where apfelwein is served the old-fashioned way in a blue earthenware pitcher called a bembel. For a special treat, take a tour through Frankfurt on the Ebbelwei-Express, a sightseeing tram that has been transporting tourists and locals wanting to celebrate ever since 1977 – drink included.

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