The 28th car-free adventure day will take place Aug. 25 along the German Wine Street. From Bockenheim in the north to Schweigen in the south, Germany’s oldest wine tourist route will be closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bicyclists, skaters and hikers will have the 85-kilometer car-free route all to themselves.
This year’s motto is “Royal Pfalz.” Besides highlighting the wine growing areas, organizers will put Palatinate royals in the center of attention. There will be the wine queen, wine princesses, the almond blossom queen, tobacco queen, shoe queen, onion queen, and other crowned celebrities such as Miss Strawhat from Frankenthal, or Kuseline, the official representative for the community of Kusel.
The event will officially open at 10 a.m. in Grünstadt.
About 30 villages and towns along the German Wine Street will take part in the car-free wine street day, and offer entertaining programs with many attractions to include music, sports and games. Event participants can stop at several wine gourmet stations, where they will get fine little dishes with the right wines for €5.
The Pfalz Sports Association will sponsor its traditional 10-kilometer run, which will start in two places again. The route in the north will go from Bockenheim to Kirchheim, and the one in the south from Bad Bergzabern to Wissembourg. Starting time will be 10 a.m.
Organizers ask all bicyclists, walkers and skaters for mutual respect. They expect just like in recent years several hundred thousands of visitors and recommend coming to the German Wine Street in public transportation vehicles such as the train or busses. For details, visit www.pfalz.de.