Germany is well-known for hosting the largest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest - but did you know that the country is also home to the biggest wine festival?
Although this event is officially called Wurstmarkt (literally "sausage market"), the festival is famous for its celebration of excellent local wines. Located in Rhineland Palatinate, which is one of the largest wine growing regions in the country and home to the German Wine Road, the Wurstmarkt prides itself in being the world's largest wine festival. The wine festival has been celebrated for almost 600 years, and you can try over 150 local wines from fine Rieslings, to refreshing ice wines. Sip your Wein in large tents, where wine connoisseurs sit together at long wooden tables, or at a traditional "Schubkärchler", a small wine stand. Prost!
- When: September 7 - 11, and September 14 - 17, 2012
- Where: Bad Duerkheim, Rhineland Palatinate
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