Hic, hic, hurray!
If beer is the king, wine is the queen! They are so integral to German culture, there are numerous festivals dedicated to them. Oktoberfest is the mother of all beer festivals. Every September, people from around the world gather in Munich for this event. It’s a heady mix of beer, oompah bands, pretzels and sausages. When it comes to wine festivals, Germany’s Wurstmarkt stands out as the largest in the world. It takes place in Bad Dürkheim, also in September. In 2016, Wurstmarkt celebrated its 600th anniversary with 150 varieties of wine, including the noble Riesling!