For connoisseurs of wine and beer, the summertime is the perfect time to visit Germany. Whether you’re visiting Berlin or the Rhineland, there of many choices of festivals to attend.
Small towns like Mosel and Rudesheim offer more intimate affairs whilst the larger towns like Stuttgart, Hamburg and Frankfurt offer bigger events for visitors to enjoy.
Usually from April right through to September, any keen wine drinkers will be able to find a ‘Weinfeste’ or wine festival in the towns along the Mosel.
For those who aren’t familiar with the area, the Mosel Valley is scattered with vineyards and so there’s likely to be a wine festival in the region every weekend. Local foods and wines are served.
The annual wine festival in Rothenberg takes place mid-August and offers its visitors the opportunity to try a glass or two of Franconian wine. Since the vineyards of Rothernberg play an integral part in its culture, the festival attracts holiday-goers from afar where gourmet delights are specially created on stalls and paired with quality wines.
A smaller wine festival to be enjoyed is that of Rotweinfest, the Rhine River Red Wine Festival which usually takes place on the first Saturday of the month. It’s always a popular one with locals and visitors and takes place in the market square of Bacharach.