Southern Wine Route

Gently rolling vineyards, culinary delights and outdoor adventures in the Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve

The Southern Wine Route may be at the heart of Germany, but it has a mediterranean feel. This scenic region between the Palatinate Forest and Rhineland Plain enjoys more hours of sunshine than almost anywhere else in the country. And besides the countless vines, you will also find figs, kiwi fruit, sweet chestnuts and almond trees growing here. Picturesque wine villages with narrow, winding lanes give way to sun-kissed vineyards and mighty castles perched high up in the hills of the Haardt region. Spring starts early here and autumn lasts longer ‒ and the locals know how to enjoy it.


The Southern Wine Route is a place where everyone can spend a relaxing holiday. Discover the regal splendour of Villa Ludwigshöhe in Edenkoben, relax and unwind at the Südpfalz thermal baths in Bad Bergzabern or go on safari at Landau Zoo for a day of adventure. If you are looking for an interesting but easy walk, why not try the Biblical Wine Trail at Kirrweiler, which also has an audio tour for those who are blind or visually impaired.


Events in the region

Our tip

Palatinate festivals for all

In the Palatinate, we love celebrating ‒ most of all in the company of visitors. The accessible wine festivals are a particular highlight. Detailed and verified information on accessibility is available for selected events.

Further Information:


27 April – 6 May 2019
May market and wine festival, Landau

12 May 2019
German-French farmer's market, Bad Bergzabern

30 May - 2 June 2019
May Festival, Maikammer

12–16 July 2019               
Gommersheim fair

12–14 July 2019                
Landauer Sommer, summer festival in Landau old town

19-22 July 2019
Böbingen fair

9–13 August 2019    
Weinkerwe wine fair, Niederhorbach

7–16 September 2019
Autumn market and wine festival, Landau

13-16 September 2019
Altdorf fair

5–6 October 2019  
Keschdefeschd chestnut festival, Annweiler

17–20 October 2019
Fest des Federweissen (new wine festival), Landau

28 November – 22 December 2019
Thomas Nast St Nicholas craft market, Landau

Contact and contact person

Südliche Weinstrasse e.V.
An der Kreuzmühle 2
76829 Landau in der Pfalz

Telephone:  +49 (0) 6 341/ 94 04 87
Telefax: +49 (0) 6 341/ 94 04 02