A wine and/or culinary walk in the Pfalz is a rite of passage that every American should experience whilst in Germany.
Wine and/or culinary walks take place in numerous villages and towns situated along the wine route at various times of the year. Without trying too hard you will find one taking place almost every weekend between Spring and early Autumn.
The formats tend to be similar at each event, and usually involve buying a wine glass for a set fee – between €7 – €15 euros – which you then carry with you along a trail through a vinyard. Along the route you are likely to find numerous stands where local vintners will offer you samples of a variety of their wines (that’s what your glass is for), and various food stands offering delicious local cuisine (at an additional cost).
You might find live music along the route, or other forms of entertainment. It’s a terrific way of discovering the local countryside whilst getting a taste for local wine and cuisine.
Wolfstein Culinary Walk
If the idea of a wine or culinary walk excites you, then try it out this weekend. There is one talking place on Sunday 26th April around Wolfstein and the big Königsberg Massiv, one of the highest mountains in the northern palatinate (Pfalz) area.
Wine producers from some of the best-known wine regions will present their best wines. In addition to the culinary walk, the local shops along the main street will be open from 1pm till 5pm, so you can connect the culinary hike with a shopping tour of Wolfstein.
Programme highlights this year are the children’s paradise, face-painting and an original “Pfälzer” afternoon with live music. Starting point of the hike is the city hall in the middle of Wolfstein. Read more about the culinary hike on the organiser`s website at: www.kulinarische-wanderung.de