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Palatinate – Biking on the German Wine Route

The German Wine Route meanders through Germany’s second-biggest wine-growing region. The route was established 60 years ago to boost tourism in the area, and it’s been a great success.

Hambach Castle

Hambach Castle

Join us on an exploration of the bike path along the German Wine Route between Deidesheim and Schweigen. In Deidesheim we sample outstanding regional cuisine before continuing onward to Hambach. Hambach Castle is considered the birthplace of democracy in Germany. It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy the panoramic view of the Rhine Valley.

The best vineyards are on the south side of the Rhine plain, which rises up into the Palatinate Forest. We stop by one of the loveliest wine-making villages on the German Wine Route: Rhodt unter Rietburg. From there, it's not far to Villa Ludwigshöhe, built as a summer residence for King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who enjoyed region’s mild climate and scenery.

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