Mainz Wine Festival, Mainz
Along the Rhine River, a short drive east of Frankfurt is the great wine capital Mainz. The charming city on the edge of Germany’s largest wine-growing region attracts visitors with its half-timber houses, cobbled streets, and pretty market squares. During the last week of August and first week of September each year, the city hosts one of the region's finest wine festivals at Mainz Stadtpark. Amidst beautiful rose gardens, local producers showcase over 100 wines from the region, including Rheinhessen Rieslings, sparkling wines and Spätburgunder reds.
Embrace the funfair atmosphere as you sample wines from different vendors, try sizzling bratwurst sausages straight from the grill and dance the night away to indie and folk bands as they play on stage. You’ll see locals dressed in traditional costume and have the opportunity to meet new people with a shared love of fine wine. When you’ve explored the festival, see Mainz from a different perspective on a cruise along the Rhine River, visit the city’s famous wine bars or make a stop at the Gutenberg Museum – home to the world’s oldest printing equipment.
When: 24 August – 3 September 2023
Where: Mainz Stadtpark, Mainz