Picturesque vineyards, lush orchards, wild Palatinate Forest - there are good arguments for a few beautiful summer days on the German Wine Route. The fact that you can also enjoy many a good drop of wine there should also put you in a good mood.

The Pfälzerwald Biosphere Reserve is a nature driving destination.

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One thing is certain: The wine will not run out in the Palatinate. And that doesn't just apply to Bad Dürkheim, which boasts two records: the largest wine barrel in the world (with a capacity of 1.7 million liters.) And the largest wine festival in the world, namely the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt. And while we're on the subject of Bad Dürkheim's sights and attractions: In the area surrounding the spa town, you should definitely hike to the Kriemhildenstuhl, the best-preserved Roman quarry north of the Alps.

If this path is too rocky for you, you might like to visit Hardenburg Castle, one of the mightiest castles in the Palatinate. Or in the many towns along the German Wine Route. All of them attract their guests not only with fine wines, but also with an exciting program of events. If you are in Wachenheim, for example, you should combine a visit to the Schloss Wachenheim sparkling wine cellars with a detour to Villa Rustica, a Roman estate dating back to the 5th century. Deidesheim is an idyllic town with a historic old town and the largest number of half-timbered houses in the Palatinate.

Haßloch offers a bird park and a horse racing track, while Dirmstein in Leiningerland shines with Strumfeder's castle and a magnificent English garden. The historical highlight, however, is the Hambach Castle in Neustadt an der Weinstraße: Since the black-red-gold flag first flew on the Kastanienberg in May 1832, Hambach Castle has been considered the cradle of German democracy. Needless to say, you can also hike the German Wine Route on the 100-kilometer long Hiking trail German Wine Route. We start in Bockenheim and continue via Bad Dürkheim, Albersweiler and Bad Bergzabern to Wissembourg. Important note, we quote: "There are places to stop, as numerous as the magnificent views."

By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

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