German Wine Road.

A Culinary Journey.

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German Wine Road

A Culinary Journey.


German Wine Road.

Bert Schwarz
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Rolling hills covered with vines, lush orchards, the Palatinate Forest with quiet valleys and gargling creeks and a mediterranean microclimate - those are the key facts about the German Wineroad. Germany's first touristical road covering wine as an issue starts near Worms in the north and ends about 85 kms away in the south at (or just behind) the French border in Schweigen, resp. Wissembourg. The strech from Maikammer to Wissembourg, resp. Schweigen, is also known as Southern Wineroad.

Ideally you travel this road by car. The picturesque villages invite to drive slowly or to get out and have a nice walkabout. And if you prefer to enjoy the area with from outside your car there's plenty of possibilities to walk or ride a bike aside the road or among the vineyards.

Wine and viniculture make this landscape special. The highlights of the Palatinate Woods blend with viniculture at the slopes, and quite a number of castles and palaces - Hambacher Schloss, Wachtenburg, Burg Neuleiningen, Trifels, Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe, just to name some.

The Palatinate cuisine is a major issue to spoil yourself. If you go for solid Palatinate dishes or you a culinary exploration. The cooks are (mostly) the region's kitchbn wizards. And yet, what would be the best culinary delight without the matching wine? More than 300 unique vineyards offer a broad variety and nature helps, too, with about 1,800 hours of sunshine throughout the year.