9. Dernauer Weinfrühling | Dernau
Wine is of course the main ingredient in all festivities of Germany‘s Red Wine Dorado - and more often than not, it even takes centre stage: From traditional wine festivals to top class culinary wine events.
"Gourmet & Wine" is the culinary event series in the Ahr Valley, at which vintners and chefs of the Ahr region offer unrivalled taste creations with the very best produce the region has to offer.
The Middle Ages come to life once a year (third weekend in August) in the wine village of Heimersheim. During the Historical Wine Festival, craft stalls, street performers and musicians in colourful costumes create a unique atmosphere, which culminates in a historical parade through the festively decorated streets.
Visitors are echanted by the Christmas market in Ahrweiler's old quarter, which is often compared to a scene from a fairytale. The town's pretty half-timbered houses are beautifully illuminated, the stalls offer Christmas fare and gifts, and the mulled wine is made with grapes from local vineyards. There is a midnight Christmas market on the third Advent weekend.
In Bad Neuenahr you can visit the delightful „Uferlichter“ festival featuring thousands of lights around the Kurgarten Bridge on the river Ahr as well as culinary delights offered by the regional chefs and vintners.