Gentle wine country, lush orchards, the Palatinate Forest with quiet valleys and murmuring brooks and a Mediterranean climate - that is the German Wineroad.
Germany's first wine tourism route begins in the north near Bockenheim (near Worms) and ends after approx. 85 km at the French border in Schweigen. The section from Maikammer to Schweigen is called Southern Wineroad.
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Ideally travel this tourist route by bicycle. The picturesque villages often invite you to ride through slowly, stop spontaneously somewhere and simply walk a few steps. A bicycle can also be pushed... So if you are on the move with your own muscle power, you can discover the region on the cycle or hiking route German Wineroad.
We arrived by car and caravan, stayed in Wachenheim found the campsite of our choice to get to know this region by eBike.
The wine gives the landscape its very special character. Here the attractions of the Palatinate Forest combine with the vine landscape, as well as numerous castles and palaces - Hambach Castle, Wachtenburg Castle, Neuleiningen Castle, Trifels Castle, Villa Ludwigshöhe Castle, to name but a few.
The Palatinate cuisine contributes significantly to the enjoyment of this wonderful holiday landscape: Whether you want to try the hearty Palatinate cuisine or are on a culinary voyage of discovery, the chefs on the German Wineroad conjure up culinary delights from the region's resources. But what would the best food be without the right wine? Over 300 individual vineyards provide a wide range of wines. Nature does its best with an average of 1,800 hours of sunshine a year to let mature, racy but also full-bodied and elegant wines thrive on the slopes of the Palatinate.
The best-known and most typical grape variety is Riesling, which is available here in countless taste variations. The Burgundy varieties Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are particularly popular in the area of the Southern Wine Route. Countless wine festivals offer guests the opportunity to convince themselves of the quality and loving care of the wines and to get to know the open, cheerful Palatinate people.
And so that you can really enjoy the wine and the landscape, comfortable accommodations from the guesthouse to the noble hotel or a camping site invite you to spend the night.
Motorhome drivers will also find more or less appealing locations, which we don't like much.