Heimkirchen, a part of Niederkirchen, will sponsor the “Old World Culinary Hike” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The scenic hiking route is 5 1/2 kilometers long and features 10 stations, where only Palatinate specialties from the so-called “old world” will be served.
Heimkirchen is located in the northern part of Kaiserslautern County in the valley of the Gelbach creek, which is called Old World on historical maps.
The variety of landscapes will reflect in the diversity of food specialties being served. Local clubs and associations will serve meat dumplings with horseradish and sauerkraut, hot game pot, smoked trout, herring with potatoes, roasted pork with pasta salad, goulash, game frikadellen, French toast and homemade cakes. Drinks include tap beer, various wines, prosecco and cocktails.
A display of chain saw works will be set up at station No. 1, Im Hueterwald. The Palzband will provide musical entertainment at station No. 3, and children can have fun on a jumping castle at station No. 4.
Station No. 7 includes a special attraction, a farmers museum that shows the development of agriculture in this region.
Those who get an early start will be able to enjoy the breakfast station with fried eggs on bread, wurst and pastries from 9 a.m. to noon.
Flyers in English with all information and a map can be found in local stores or downloaded at www.otterbach-otterberg.de.