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The Pfalz and Rhine Terrace Travel Guide

Plan Your Pfalz and Rhine Terrace Vacation

Pfalz and wine go hand in hand. This region of vineyards and picturesque villages is the home of the German Wine Road and the country's greatest wine festival at Bad Dürkheim. Six of Germany's 13 wine-growing regions are in the area.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Wine German Rieslings are some of the most versatile white wines in the world—on their own or with food. If you've only had the sweeter style, then the rest may be a revelation.
  2. Festivals Wine is a great excuse for merrymaking, and there are scores of wine festivals throughout the region. The biggest and best is in the town of Bad Dürkheim, which features a wine barrel the size of a building.
  3. Pfälzerwald The Palatinate Forest is a paradise for hiking and cycling. Even a brief walk under the beautiful pine and chestnut trees is relaxing and refreshing.
  4. Castles Burg Trifels and Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe are a contrast in style, inside and out. Both are wonderful settings for concerts.
  5. Cathedrals The cathedrals in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz are the finest examples of grand-scale Rhenish Romanesque architecture in Germany.

When To Go

When to Go

The wine-festival season begins in March with the Mandelblüten (blossoming of the almond trees) along the Wine Road and continues through Octob...

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