One of the Wine Festivals You Might not yet Know

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Do You Know Your German Wine Festivals? Having told you so much about wine festivals in the Palatinate for the past two weeks, we simply have to take you to one.

Although I must quickly add that the Kaisertafel in Speyer, the region’s historic capital, is not, strictly speaking, a “wine festival” and more of a Town Festival where wine plays no more than a supporting role. But it

One of the Wine Festivals You Might not yet Know

A Tale of Two Castles

"Neu-Wolfstein castle ruin in the Palatinate"

Hiking in Germany Two Castles with a Medieval Tale to Tell Wolfstein, the starting point or final stop of the Pfälzer Höhenweg hiking trail in the northern Palatinate, is a handsome small town with quite a few period buildings …..

… but most of the visitor’s interest will inevitably focus on its two castles nearby, called Alt-Wolfstein and Neu-Wolfstein. Alt-Wolfstein is a ruin, …

A Tale of Two Castles

Our Best One-Day Hiking Trip in the Palatinate Forest

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Where to go hiking in Germany Easy Hiker never pretends to have all the answers. For example, one question that I still have not been able to settle after all these years on the road is this: What’s the better hiking holiday – a continuous trail that you follow from town to town or a series of one-day hikes?

One-day hikes certainly have advantages: for one, you can put your heavy stuff away

Our Best One-Day Hiking Trip in the Palatinate Forest

Soul Rocks in the Palatinate

"A bottle of hiker's wine, from the Palatinate"

Hiking in Germany For our second hiking trip in the Palatinate, we tackled the stretch between Waldfischbach and Heltersberg, which is largely identical with stage 4 of the 9-stage “Pfälzer Waldpfad” (the Palatine Forest Trail). The Soul Rocks in the Palatinate

Out of our three planned hikes, this was the one about which I had been most wary: for one, it was the longest at 12 km (our hosts from the Rheinland-Pfalz Tourism

Soul Rocks in the Palatinate

Easy Hiking and Riesling in the Palatinate

"A glass of riesling from the Palatinate Germany"

Hiking in Germany Hiking and Riesling in the Palatinate

Courtesy of Wikipedia

There are certainly regions in Germany with a higher profile than the Palatinate – even the natives of this part of southwestern Germany would probably accept that without objections. The Palatinate’s problem is that it is a little “stashed away” at some distance from the busy transport routes that link Germany’s main economic regions.

Opportunities of first

Easy Hiking and Riesling in the Palatinate