With a history of more than 550 years, Dürkheim’s Wurstmarkt is not only the largest winefestival in the world; it’s also one of the most traditional and entertaining festival in Germany, annually held in the Pfalz.
About the festival
The festival is very famous for its entertaining part that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
It goes from small traditional wine stands to large wine halls, basing on what seems more inviting and intriguing.
For people who are into an intimate atmosphere, there’s also the Weindorf – or the wine village, with some of the best wine products in Germany and Europe.
The festival really focuses on wines, but it’s not all that Wurstmarkt is offering.
Fun for the whole family; You’ll find a combination of wine, literature and lots of more interesting things.
While you’re there, definitely go visit the Michaelskapelle (the chapel), right above the market.
Until the 15th century pilgrims walked up the hill on St. Michael’s Day, and that is considered to be the origin of the Wurstmarkt festival.