Went for a 7km hike today through some vineyards along the Deutsche Weinstraße. This was, however, no ordinary hike. We started in the lovely town of Freinsheim and joined a multitude of people on the Kulinarischer Weinwanderweg. There were 21 rest areas along the way selling a variety of wine, beverages and food.
The town has a very well preserved city wall that once protected the city.
There are also some great shops and buildings within the wall.
And a cool tunnel
The shops were open today even though it was Sunday for the wanderweg, so that was a bonus.
Once you leave the village it’s off into the vineyards, where of course it is important to get some Traubensaftschorle (carbonated grape juice).
Sam made up a new song to the tune of “Deep Sea Baby” that is called “Brat Brat Baby.” So of course we had to stop and get him his new favorite food… a bratwurst mit brotchen.
Amazingly, while we stopped to eat we had a nice conversation with a neat older German couple who spoke no English. Well, I had a nice conversation with them… Mike and Sam ate their enormous bratwursts. They were camping in the area and rode their bikes to the hike. They were kind enough to take a picture of the three of us.
More hiking with a few stops to taste the grapes off the vines.
It wouldn’t be a wanderweg in Germany without a few stone monuments in the middle of nowhere.
I think next year I will definitely come hungrier. There were so many stands selling so much amazing looking and smelling food! I really wish I could have tried a lot more of it. Definitely an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.