In the Palatinate, Germany's second largest wine region, the weather and climate are particularly benevolent. Beyond the Palatinate Forest towards the Rhine Valley the scenery is reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. Pink almond blossom appears in early spring, in summer the gardens are bursting with figs, lemons and tall oleander bushes and in autumn the grape harvest and wine festivals attract to this beautiful holiday region. The Geman Wine Route is littered with wine-making estates and historical wine towns. The Palatinate is a broad wine region whose friendly people are rooted to the soil - lovers of wine with a sunny disposition.