The "cittaslow" slow movement in Deidesheim
Deidesheim is taking its foot off the accelerator. It's one of eight "cittaslow" towns in Germany to have signed up to the international association that focuses on improving the quality of life in towns making it the natural home of the Palatinate approach to life. ... read more
The Petit Salon du Chocolat in Neustadt an der Weinstraße
The growing number of culinary experiences along the German Wine Route never ceases to deliver pleasurable surprises. One of the most tempting of them is the Petit Salon du Chocolat in Neustadt a.d.W. with leading chocolatiers from all over Europe. ... read more
The Chocolate Route
The world's sweetest route leads from Retzwiller in the Alsace, close to the Swiss border, to Bad Bergzabern in the Southern Palatinate. A total of 40 confectioners and chocolatiers line the route and visitors can drop in to discover the art of chocolate-making and, naturally, taste the various tempting sweet treats. ... read more
Have a look at the saumagen, the traditional dish of the palatinate, in a Video of Germanytourism.
The local dish of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Saumagen, was invented in the 18th century by farmers. They wanted a roast on Sundays, but could not afford a joint piece of meat. So they took a stomach of a swine and stuffed it with meat and vegetables. Today the Saumagen is far from being poor man’s food. ... read more