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World’s Biggest Wine Festival: Wurstmarkt in Bad Duerkheim Germany

Wurstmarkt Bad Dürkheim 2007 vom Riesenrad

Wurstmarkt Bad Dürkheim 2007 vom Riesenrad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wurstmarktis an annual folk festival that celebrates local food and wine in Germany. The Wurstmarkt takes place in Bad Duerkheim (Bad Dürkheim) Germany every second and third weekend in September along the German Wine Road.
English: Coat of arms of Bad Dürkheim (Germany...

English: Coat of arms of Bad Dürkheim (Germany) Deutsch: Wappen von Bad Dürkheim (Deutschland) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

view of Bad Dürkheim, Germany

view of Bad Dürkheim, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The culinary event has been celebrated every September for over 590 years! This festival is located in the heart of Palatinate which is Germany’s second largest wine growing region. The Wurstmarkt is the world’s biggest wine festival; it started as a fair for local farmers and wine growers and now attracts now more than 600,000 visitors annually. Wurstmarkt has the world’s largest wine barrel. The barrel can hold 44 million gallons of wine. It has been converted into a multi-level wine shop.

Das Bad Dürkheimer Riesenfass

Visitors can enjoy the local food of Palatinate, live concerts, literature contests in the regional dialect, rides and fireworks. Over 150 local wines will be poured during the Wurstmarkt; from fine Rieslings to refreshing ice wines. Sip your Wein in large festival tents at long community wooden tables or at a traditional “Schubkärchler”, a small wine stand.

Deutsch: Blick vom Riesenrad auf dem Wurstmark...

view of Bad Dürkheim, Germany

view of Bad Dürkheim, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: September 7 – 11, 2012 & September 14 – 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bad Duerkheim is located 70 miles south of Frankfurt.

The best way to get to Bad Dürkheim is by train; take an Intercity express train (ICE) to Mannheim; from there, use a regional train via Neustadt to reach Bad Dürkheim.Kurbrunnenstraße 67089 Bad Dürkheim, Germany Phone +49 6322 9566-250

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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