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German wine festivals

Every year more than a thousand wine festivals are held in Germany’s wine regions, from the world’s largest wine event to local festivals in charming towns along the Rhine, Moselle, Elbe and Main rivers.

The peak season of Germany’s wine festival season is August and September, but many towns and vineyards celebrate the grape during spring and summer.

Almond Blossom Festival in March

The small town of Gimmeldingen, along the German wine route, hosts the first wine festival of the year: between mid-March and April, when almond blossoms paint the countryside white and pink, the Mandelbluetenfest (“Festival of the almond blossom ‘) initiates the German wine. festival season Bakeries sell flower-shaped sugar cookies garnished with pink frosting, and wine stands offer fruity Reisling and Pinot Noir.

Wurstmarkt in September

Although this wine festival is officially called the Wurstmarkt (“sausage market”), it is famous for celebrating excellent local wines. Located in Bad Duerkheim in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany’s second-largest wine region, the Wurstmarkt prides itself as the world’s largest wine festival. This culinary event is held every September for almost 600 years. .

German grape harvest festival

Wine festivals are held in and around Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, which is a stop on the German wine route, throughout the summer. One of the best events here is the German Harvest Festival in October, when wine queens from various wine regions come together to elect the ‘German Wine Queen’. A colorful Thanksgiving parade through the cobbled streets of Old Town ends this 100-year-old wine festival.

Mainz wine market

Mainz celebrates the wine season with a Weinmarkt (“wine market”), which takes place in the city’s picturesque parks and rose gardens. Lower your local food with white wines and ros light is then stroll through the parks and enjoy craft stalls, music and attractions.

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Festival de Frankfurt Rheingau

In Frankfurt, more than 600 wines from vintners from the Rheingau region are poured into the Rheingau Wine Festival every September. Held in the heart of the city, the fair takes place next to “Fressgasse”, Frankfurt’s pedestrian street, famous for its restaurants and cafes. Don’t leave without trying a Riesling, the signature wine from the Rheingau region.

Stuttgart Wine Village

Every August and September, more than a million wine fans come to the city of Stuttgart to celebrate the “Stuttgart Wine Village”, one of the largest and most charming wine festivals in Germany. In 120 traditionally decorated bedrooms, you can taste more than 250 regional wines, including Trollinger, Riesling, Kerner and Müller-Thurgau, which complement Swabian delicacies such as Spaetzle and Maultaschen .

Mosel Wine Festival in Bernkastel Kues

Along the Moselle River, you’ll find local wine festivals from April to October; One of the best takes place in September in the village of Bernkastel Kues. Highlights of the wine festival include fireworks displays with Landshut Castle as a backdrop, the coronation of the local Weinkoenigin (Queen of Wine), and the traditional winegrowers’ parade through the village.

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