Top 3 Wine Festivals of Germany
Germany is a renowned tourist destination for a good reason – it is staggeringly beautiful! From the rocky shores of the North Sea to the lofty peaks of the Bavarian Alps, this country has something to offer everyone.
Germany is also a host of wine festivals, which is a great way to learn about different types of wines, including the most popular sparkling wines, at some of the oldest wineries in all of Europe. You can also enjoy sampling foods from local vendors and music from live bands as you stroll through the vineyards. This is definitely an experience for people who love food and drink!
If you love wine, you'll love Germany, where the annual wine harvest festival is a great excuse to try some of the best wines in the world. Here's a look at some of the festivals, organized by region.
Baumblütenfest Wine Festival
The Baumblütenfest Wine Festival in Werder, Germany takes place on the first Saturday in May and is one of the highlights of the year. The Baumblütenfest (literally tree blossom festival) takes place in the park and on the Marktplatz, with wine tasting and a delightful mixture of traditional and modern music.
It is a free event and very popular - so don't be surprised if you have to stand in line for some of the wine tastings as there are up to 15 different wines available for tasting. You can pick your favorite concoction, wander around the grassy islands or hop on carnival rides to make the most out of the trip.
With its unrivalled setting on the Rhine, Mainz has become a popular destination for summer events as well as winter holidays and breaks. On the last Saturday in September, Mainz celebrates one of the most important wine festivals of the year. The Mainzer Winemarkt is a five-day event that takes place at the city's largest public square.
On its busiest day, more than 150,000 visitors come to sample wines from all over Germany. The festival also presents live music, scrumptious food and incredibly brilliant craftsmen selling their wares. You can take a walk around picturesque parks and indulge in some white wine!
Rheingauer Weinmarkt in Frankfurt
The Rheingauer Weinmarkt is the largest wine market in Germany, attracting thousands of visitors to the city at its peak. During the fall harvest season, which takes place from mid-September to early October, the city's winegrowers arrive with their grapes and offer them for sale alongside dozens of stalls offering a variety of local specialities such as sausages, cheeses and other German delicacies. You can enjoy a stroll of the lush green bush, hop on the cruise and take advantage of the festivities.
What better way to absorb the culture and customs of another place than by sampling its wine? If you get the opportunity to visit Germany, make your travel plans coincide with one of the many wine festivals scattered throughout this geography. Whether traditional or modern, each festival offers a unique experience that is as memorable as it is enjoyable.
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