When everything is still varying shades of grey elsewhere, the first signs of spring are starting to appear along the German Wine Route, spreading clouds of pink blossom throughout the whole region.
Visitors, as well as the locals, long for the appearance of the almond blossom along the German Wine Route every year. However, you cannot influence this natural spectacle. The weather determines when the Wine Route is dipped in pink. The wine festival season also kicks off with the appearance of the first almond blossom. A wealth of different events of all kinds are organised. There are so many almond-related things to see, do and try! Interested in learning more about the almond blossom season along the German Wine Route? Then have a quiet browse through the website dedicated specifically to the almond blossom time (German only). ... read more
The local Palatinate people love to celebrate – that's a well-known fact! However, Nature determines the date of the first wine festival of the year – not the calendar! The Gimmeldingen Almond Blossom Festival is celebrated every year with the arrival of the almond blossom, with the date always being arranged at short notice, depending on the trees.
The Gimmeldingen Almond Blossom Festival is held every year in Gimmeldingen, a district of Neustadt. It attracts countless visitors looking to leave behind the greyness of winter and savour the finest Palatinate wines and the hospitality of the local people. The fact that the date is decided at short notice every year makes travel-planning extremely difficult. You can always find the latest information about scheduling on the Almond Blossom Festival website (German only). ... read more
Anyone hoping to hike along the entire length of the Palatinate Almond Trail or visit one of the many spring events, might also need a bed for the night. You'll find everything you need to know about accommodation along the Palatinate Almond Trail here.