The oldest wine tourism route, the German Wine Route, runs for about 85 kilometers through the wine-growing region of the Palatinate with its idyllic wine villages.
The German Wine Route – Germany's first wine tourism route – runs through the wine region of the Palatinate. It begins in the south at the border to France in the wine village of Schweigen and ends after about 85 kilometres in Bockenheim – or vice versa.
You can enjoy impressive scenery on a trip along the oldest wine tourism route: Gentle vineyards into which the foothills of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen meander. Castles and ruins visible from afar line the edge of the Haard. You should definitely plan some time for the small and large wine villages with their historic townscapes and a multitude of sights and vineyards. Here you can also go on a culinary voyage of discovery, because the best ingredients grow right on the spot.
So that you can really enjoy the wine and the countryside or even one of the numerous wine festivals, cosy accommodation awaits you, from a private room in a vineyard to a wellness hotel.
Accommodation overview: www.german-wineroute.com/experience/accommodation/
Südliche Weinstrasse e.V. in Landau Tel.: +49 (0) 6341 940 400, www.southernwineroute.com/ or
Deutsche Weinstraße e.V. -Mittelhaardt- in Neustadt, Tel.: +49 (0) 6321 91 23 33, www.deutsche-weinstrasse.de
Tips and hintsYou can find more information on the German Wine Route at www.german-wineroute.com
Getting thereArrival by car:
Schweigen-Rechtenbach: Coming from Karlsruhe: On A 65, Kandel Süd exit, then direction of Schaidt, Steinfeld, Schweigen-Rechtenbach.
Coming from the north: On A65, Landau exit, then direction of Bad Bergzabern, Schweigen- Rechtenbach.
Bockenheim: On A6, Grünstadt exit, then direction of Bockenheim