Culinary hike takes place Saturday, Sunday

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Hikers enjoy the culinary hiking trail, which is also stroller-friendly. The hike starts 11 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. — Courtesy photos
Hikers of the culinary hike can walk along eight stations and stop to taste wines and food specialties near Rodenbach Saturday and Sunday.
Participants of the culinary hike in Rodenbach can take a break and admire the scenic countryside Saturday and Sunday.
During the culinary hike in Rodenbach, children can get their faces painted.

The ninth culinary hike in Rodenbach will start 11 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The biggest culinary hike in the Westpfalz will lead walkers on mostly paved trails to eight stations, where they can taste culinary specialties and wines.

“We didn’t hesitate to again organize this unique culinary experience,” said Christoph Molter from the organizing event team. “It’s a perfect family outing since the nearly four-mile loop is paved, making it great for strollers.”

Regional butchers and caterers will offer their specialties. Hikers will have the choice of salmon filet made on a Finnish Kota grill with a honey mustard dip, wild game bratwurst, barbecue specialties, flammkuchen and dampfnudeln with wine or vanilla sauce.

Vintners from nearby wine-growing regions will serve a variety of wines and prosecco.

Hikers have the option to buy a wine pass for €8 at the two information stands. The wine pass is the ticket to the event.

“Visitors with a wine pass will be able to taste wines at a reduced price of €2 at each wine station. The wine pass can be filled out to enter a lottery to win a mountain bike,” said Molter.

Visitors who do not drink alcohol, do not need to buy the wine pass.

Children can jump on a bouncy castle and get their faces painted at station number eight in the children’s paradise.

An art exhibit with works by Juergen Gamber from Kaiserslautern will be set up at station number five.

Participants can park their vehicles on parking lots in the Industriegebiet Nord, Hans-Geiger-Strasse, Kaiserslautern (industrial area between Vogelweh and Weilerbach, along state road L367) and start their route here following the signs.

Passengers can board city busses on bus route 101 at the Kaiserlsautern Rathaus (city hall) or on bus route 140 and 141 at the Hautpbahnhof (main train station) to be driven to the center of Rodenbach. Busses will drive every hour. For details, visit (route 101) or

The hike can get started anywhere along the route. For directions, a map and more information, visit