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Get ready to follow the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine in the beautiful Rhineland Palatinate in Germany! Right next to the French border, the Palatinate wine region is the perfect region for wine since the region has Mediterranean climate which makes the best environment to grow figs, lemons, kiwis, grapes and many more! But not only you can enjoy the best wine, sunny weather and exotic fruits, you can also get mesmerized by gorgeous old towns, medieval castles and of course famous half timbered houses in this region.

Since drinking the best wine shouldn't be the only thing to do in this amazing German wine road, let me take you some of the best places that you can sip the delicious wine while gazing the lovely views.

The first stop should be the Bad Dürkheim! This spa town is not only famous for its amazing wine but also it has the largest wine festival in the World aka Wurstmarkt. This 600 year old festival hosts around 700,000 visitors each year. This lovely town also has ancient wineries dated back 2,000 years ago! It is known today that the Romans back in that day were cultivating the same grape varieties. In Wurstmarkt wine festival you can get to enjoy 150 local wines from 40 historic wineries and also glorious Bratwurst.

Deidesheim is a lovely historical town in Bad Dürkheim which is an interesting tourism and winegrowing hub! This cute town also has two main wine festivals; Geißbockversteigerung and the Deidesheimer Weinkerwe

Another stop should be the Hambacher Schloss or Hambach Castle! This gorgeous castle is located on the mountain Schlossberg in the Palatine Forest. This ancient castle was also used in late Roman times and today, it is considered a symbol of the German democracy movement because of the Hambacher Fest! The festival lasts till the 1st June and it is celebrated by the delicious wines of that region!

And lastly Venningen which is a cute small town which has traditional grape varieties and amazing vineyards like Spätburgunder, Weißburgunder, and Gewürztraminer! Not only the wine, but the gastronomy is also amazing in here.

The word of wine always reminds me Jill Shalvis quote; "Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with." (I am giggling right now). It also reminds me the night I was almost died because I drank too much wine and end up having imaginary friends and got almost blind but oh well, yolo!

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P.S. Don't forget to drink the Riesling! (it's the best)

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Alara Benlier

Alara Benlier

My name is Alara Benlier, I am Turkish but currently living in Germany! I share my experiences in Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands!

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