Seeing Pink in Rhineland-Palatinate – Germany
When spring comes around, the people of the Rhineland-Palatinate region have something lovely to look forward to. With the onset of spring comes the almond blossom season and the entire region is covered in a canvas of magnificent pink. The almond blossoms usually arrive by early March, marking the end of the cold winter months.
This year, throughout the month of March, the pretty wine-growing villages along the German Wine Route are celebrating nature’s magnificent show by lighting up the castles and palaces along the edge of the Haardt region with pink illuminations as darkness falls.
On the four Saturdays in March, tourists and locals alike can discover the route from Wachenheim to Schweigen travelling in an open-top bus. The bus will stop off at special vantage points and allow visitors to enjoy wine tasting with nibbles at Birkweiler Mandelberg vineyard. The tour starts at 19:00 and takes around two and a half hours. Tickets are €29.00 per person.
March 6 and 20 – at Sektkellerei Schloss Wachenheim
March 13 and 27 – at the German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach
For more information, visit www.suedlicheweinstrasse.de