Combine Walking and Wine-tasting at the Wine Walking Weekend:
Spring is a beautiful time for walking and discovering Germany’s romantic wine villages and wineries. And, for those who wish to combine a weekend of walking and wine-tasting in Germany, the Wine Walking Weekend is ideal.
Wine and Walking Weekend – April 2016
Germany‘s annual Wine and Walking Weekend (WeinWanderWochenende) is scheduled for the weekend of April 23 and 24. During this weekend, visitors can look forward to more than 100 themed activities depending on the region you choose for your walking weekend. Some of the wine regions involved in the wine walking weekend include the Ahr, Baden, Franken, Hesse Mountain Road, Middle Rhine, Mosel, Rheinhessen, the Neckar Valley and Saxony.
During the Wine Walking Weekend, keen walkers (and drinkers) throughout the country will set off across meadows and fields, stopping only to sample the wine and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Some of the walks are family friendly, such as in the Baden region where the winemakers invite visitors to their homes.
Many of the walks are accompanied by expert guides. Along the famous German wine routes, the walks can lead to Roman forts, pass romantic castles and take visitors through herb gardens and beautiful landscapes. Along the way, you can also sample some culinary delights – the choice ranges from hearty regional fare to five-course gourmet meals.
A number of the trails also take walkers through wine-growing villages and wineries where the traditional wine festivals may be in progress.
The good news is that on your Wine Walking Weekend, drink-driving is not an issue!
For more information on wine walking activities in your chosen area, contact the German Wine Institute.
Deutsches Weininstitut GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)6131 28290