With a history of more than 550 years, Dürkheim’s Wurstmarkt is the largest wine festival in the world.
One of the most traditional and entertaining festivals in Germany annually held two weekends in September.
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.
There’s also the Weindorf – or the wine village, with some of the best wine products in Germany and Europe for people who are into an intimate atmosphere.
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 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.
Hotel tips – Places to stay
Hotel Garni An den Salinen, situated at a 5-minute walk from spa gardens and a 10-minute walk from the outdoor saltwater pool called the Salinarium.
The hotel also has a relaxing terrace, with beautiful surroundings.
More about Bad Durkheim
Dürkheim’s Wurstmarkt is a combination of tradition and wine culture – two things that describe the region in the best possible way.
As locals like to say – it’s the festival with an amazing atmosphere where you’ll meet old friends that you’ve never seen before (Karl Räder, Dürkheim’s poet).
If you’d like to find out more about the hosting city of the festival – Bad Dürkheim – You can find all the information on their official website https://www.bad-duerkheim.de.