Between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea: The Schleswig-Holstein Cheese Roads

Tilsiter, Deichkäse or Travetaler: delicious cheese is not only produced in Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg, but also in Schleswig Holstein. More than 100 varieties are produced in the northern federal state - mostly by artisanal cheese dairies, which are also often certified organic.
30 of them have joined - right across Schleswig-Holstein - to form the Cheese Route. They invite visitors to taste their cow, sheep or goat cheeses and show production facilities, stables and pastures. Fruitfarms can also be visited alongthe route. If you want to learn something about the history of dairy and cheese farming, visit the Voldewraa-museumdairy in Molfsee.

View of the castle of Soave

Between Verona and Vincenza: the Soave wine route

In the eastern part of the Veronese hills lies the Soave PDO wine-growing area, which comprises some 13 municipalities. The region is famous for its straw-yellow white wine, which visitors to the approximately 50 kilometre-long wine route can taste at numerous wineries.
However, the route does not only lead to the region's cellars - old oil mills, palazzi and churches can also be visited. Particularly worthwhile: a stop in the medieval town of Soave with its almost completely preserved town wall with 24 towers from the Renaissance period. From there you also have a beautiful view of the vine-covered hills and green valleys of Verona.

Reisfelder von Vercelli

Big little grain: The rice road of Vercelli

More than 100 varieties of rice are grown in Vercelli, some of them for over 500 years. The province at the western end of the Po Valley is one of the largest rice growing areas in Europe. The flooded fields were the backdrop for the classic of neo-realist Italian cinema Riso Amaro with Silvana Mangano.
The culinary holiday route of the region invites its guests to a rice safari: Rice fields, country estates, canals and monasteries are visited. Restaurants along the way offer specialities from the different rice varieties. Top tip: The floodplains of the Sesia - a unique nature reserve - with ibis and herons.