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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Weinfest ...

Last night Mausi and I visited the Wiesbaden Weinfest. Its an annual thing, and all the Rheingau vineyards have their stalls set out and their wares to sample. There's food available as well - an essential really. Interestingly the local Transport company has several stalls for patrons to buy transport tickets and to obtain water, fizzy drinks and the like.

The venue is the Marktplatz around the Marktkirche and Rathaus between Friedrichstrasse and the Landestag buidings. There are three stages set up around the area and live music from all of them. The whole thing lasts a week, and the square is packed throughout. Mind you, given the range of choice of wines, you need a week just to do the sampling justice ...

As Mausi was driving, the Monk sampled. The system is you pay a deposit on a wineglass and €2 or €3 per refill. You can visit and sample as many stalls with your glass as you think necessary. The great thing is you don't wind up dodging drunks. Everyone has a good time, drinks and eats sensibly and it's a great evening out.

Some pictures will follow when I have downloaded them from my phone...

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Can't wait to see it. I still miss Germany at Christmas time...

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