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26.08.21 - 29.08.21

Feast of the Unfiltered Cider

Even the Celts grew apples in northwestern Spain and made wine from them. The intoxicating drink, Sidra, is considered the national drink of the Asturians. more…

20.08.21 - 05.09.21

Oechsle Festival in Pforzheim

The fact that winegrowers can tell how the vintage will turn out by looking through the refractometer in the vineyard is partly thanks to Christian Ferdinand Oechsle. The goldsmith from Pforzheim invented the so-called must scale, named after him as a measure of the sugar content in the must: degrees Oechsle. more…

19.08.21 - 12.08.21

Rüdesheim Wine Festival

Slate soils and sun-drenched steep slopes on the Rhine: in Rüdesheim, a powerful Pinot Noir ripens, which is one of the best red wines in the country and makes hundreds of wine lovers make a pilgrimage to the local wine festival every August. more…

She is a real giant. Some weigh up to two kilos. Yet incredibly sweet and delicate in taste: Giarratana's giant onion. more…

14.08.21 - 15.08.21

Spreewald Cucumber Day

Six to nine centimetres long, mildly acidic in taste and crunchy to the bite: gherkins have been grown in the Spreewald since 1505. The pickled fruits are known far beyond the state border and have been protected as a trademark by the EU since 1999. more…