Good eats in the great outdoors
One of my favorite things about Germany are events that you wouldn’t easily find back in the States. Between Christmas markets, Spring Festivals and even Oktoberfest, there are plenty of unique opportunities to enjoy our host-nation’s culture. Now that spring is here, wine festivals and hikes are sprouting up all throughout the region. On Sunday, April 30, dust off your hiking boots and bring your appetite to the 5th annual Wolfstein culinary hike.
Nestled in the hills about 25 minutes north of Kaiserslautern, the charming village of Wolfstein is hosting a gastronomic event that is sure to delight your taste buds. The family-friendly 6-kilometer loop has six culinary stops along the way, each with different wines and foods to sample. With choices such as lamb burgers and freshly prepared salmon paired with local Riesling or Sekt, there is something for every palate. Relax at each stop and enjoy the blooming fields and beautiful panoramas.
Know before you go
To participate in the wine tastings, you’ll need to purchase a wine pass (it includes a glass) for 8 euros at the beginning of the hike. Each station refill is 2 euros. If you don’t plan on drinking wine, there is no need to purchase the pass. Furry friends are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.kulinarische-wanderung.de.