Hikers enjoy 12 culinary stations in Freinsheim

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The wine village of Freinsheim will sponsor a culinary hike on its wine hiking trail today to Sunday.

The 7-kilometer-long trail, called “Schwarzes Kreuz,” or black cross, is located southwest of Freinsheim and leads through two vineyards.

An ornamented pillar made of sandstone from the 16th century, which shows the crucifixion scene, gave the wine hiking trail its name.

Starting at 6 p.m. today, 21 locations will be set up along the route where wines, sparkling wines and juices of local vintners can be tasted.

Each of these places will also serve international and regional culinary specialties such as tapas, goulash soup, meat dumplings with horse radish, pork roast with home fries, vintners’ steaks, prawns on pita, salmon with spaghetti and salad, farmers salad, potato pancakes with apple sauce, turkey strips, potato soup, onion cake, waffles, and much more.

Today after dark, a fireworks display will illuminate the vineyards.

On Saturday and Sunday, Wine Princess Kristina will officially open the event at 11:30 a.m. at the historical town hall.

On Saturday, stores will stay open until 8 p.m. and will be open from
1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The wine stands will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today, and
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The old part of town will be closed to motorized traffic.

Visitors arriving by car are asked to park outside of town. The center is only a few steps away.

To get to Freinsheim, travel on autobahn A6 direction Mannheim, take the Grünstadt exit, and follow the signs to Kirchheim, Dackenheim and Freinsheim.
For more information, visit www.stadt-freinsheim.de.