Taste heavenly vino on the Hell Path wine hike

Taste heavenly vino on the Hell Path wine hike

by: Courtney Woodruff | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: May 19, 2017

Spend the day strolling through four vineyards connecting the scenic villages of Grünstadt and Sausenheim. Known as the Höllenpfad, or Hell Path, this trail isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, it’s downright glorious — on sunny, cloudless days, Heidelberg Castle can be seen towering over the hilltops.

The fun starts on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Begin your day at the first wine station, located at near the Grünstadt-Sausenheim school. Ten winemakers will have stations set up along the 5.5-kilometer-long trail, offering refreshing wine samplings and delicious culinary pairings. Purchase a tasting card to sample 10 labels, and you’ll receive a nice commemorative glass to add to your souvenir collection. If you make it to each station, be sure to turn in your stamped card by 6 p.m. to be entered into the raffle drawing for a chance to win prizes.

If you’re not up for walking the full 5.5 kilometers, don’t worry. You can still participate. The city bus will run between locations along the trail from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.weinwanderung.net/gruenstadt.

Tags: Grünstadt, Sausenheim, Höllenpfad, Hell Path, wine, Germany, hike
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