“Mainzer Wein Markt” or Mainz Wine Market
A cozy and relaxing wine festival that let you discover the infinite lightness of wine.
It is annually held in the beautiful Mainz City Park and rose garden the last weekend in August and first weekend of September.
The entire park is filled with stalls serving local delicacies and wines.
Of course also sausage stalls and other goodies to satisfy your hunger.
Even a music scene, that embellish life, with great bands playing indie pop music.
All in all, Mainzer Wein Markt offers about 100 stalls at the festival site.
The history of this festival goes far as 1902, when at the meeting of the town the topic of discussion was the question of the tourism in Mainz.
Exactly 30 years later, in 1932, Mainz Wine Market was founded in the Town Hall by Robert Schmidt.
Mainz isn’t so very big. With about 200 000 people, the city has a more relaxing atmosphere than the bigger ones.
The Old town “Altstadt”, with its charming houses, is a must to visit. From there you can easily walk to the center where you find lots of shopping opportunities.
Mainz and this festival became part of the Great Wine Capitals network in 2008, and joined the club of Cape Town from South Africa, Porto in Portugal, Bordeaux in France,Valencia in Spain and Florence in Italy
If you’re coming to this festival by car, the general advice is to leave your car so you’ll be able to enjoy the wide range of wines.
Use the buses of the Mainz Transport company, that will take you directly to the event grounds (busstops; Stadtpark or Favorite Park Hotel).