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Wachtenburg Castle, Wachtenheim an der Weinstrasse

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

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



The German Grape Harvest Festival in Neustadt an der Weinstraße is the highlight of the German wine season with the largest wine festival parade, the election of the German  and Palatine wine queens and the w.i.n.e.FESTival taking place at the same time.

Royal anniversaries in Neustadt a. d. W. : On September 28th the 70th German Wine Queen will be elected in Neustadt's magnificent Saalbau Hall. And at the same place, only a few days later, also the now 80th Palatinate Wine Queen. The two new wine sovereigns will then be celebrated on October 14th at Germany's largest wine festival parade on their float. More than 100 other "Royals" from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region will also join them this year. The highlights of the Grape Harvest festival, which takes place almost simultaneously with the equally popular w. i. n. e. FESTival include: the rustic Palatinate winegrower village "Die Haiselscher" in front of the hall, the colourful fair and the historic Bon Vivant Palace of Mirrors with the Mediterranean Garden on Hetzelplatz. Among the top events of the w. i. n. e. FESTival are: Sparkling Wine-Day - a day of sparkling wines on the national holiday, the young winemaker matinée, the Pinot Noir tasting with fine wines from all over the world, the special event Barolo and Riesling - great wine legends of the terroir in comparison.

Následující termíny:

03.10.2019 - 13.10.2019

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Hetzelstraße 1
67433 Neustadt an der Weinstraße

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