Wolfstein sponsors culinary wine hike Sunday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Participants of the culinary hike in Wolfstein get to taste Finnish salmon when taking a break. Courtesy photos

The city of Wolfstein will offer its 6th annual culinary spring and wine hike Saturday from 11 a.m.and Sunday from 10 a.m. The hike leads along the 6-kilometer “Panoramaweg,” or panorama path.

“We invite visitors to explore our wine hiking path and enjoy the wonderful blooming scenery at this time of the year,” said Herwart Dilly, mayor of Wolfstein. “Hikers will have a great view on Wolfstein, the Lauter Valley and onto the impressive Koenigsberg mountain massif.”

Along the stroller-friendly hiking route, eight culinary stations will be put up. Hikers interested in tasting wines from different vintners, can buy a wine pass to include a wine glass with bracket for €8 at Info Point (Station No. 1) on the local Rathausplatz. With this wine pass, you can have your own wine tasting event and get your glass filled for €2 at each station. The wine pass is the entrance ticket and helps to finance the diversified musical program.

“Hikers can keep the glass as a nice souvenir and participate in a raffle with great prizes,” said Christoph Molter from the organizing event agency. “But visitors who do not drink wine, don’t need to buy the glass with that pass.”

Culinary specialties include barbecue specialties, smoked pulled pork, beef specialties, salmon from the Finish Kota grill, cheese dumplings with leek sauce, bratwurst, fish & chips, ice cream and cakes.

Children can have fun in the children’s paradise and have their faces painted at hiking station 1, where a Palatinate afternoon with live music will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“I wish all guests a wonderful sunny hiking day and a lot of fun in our nice town,” said Dilly.

Starting point of the hike is Rathausplatz in the center of Wolfstein. For the GPS, type in: Im Tauchental 3, 67752 Wolfstein. The town is located on B270, north of Kreimbach-Kaulbach.

Sufficient parking will be available at the parking lots located Im Tauchental 18 and Im Tauchental 3, or along the main road (Hauptstrasse).

The German railroad company Deutsche Bahn offers the train called Lautertalbahn transporting people to Wolfstein. For travel times, visit www.bahn.de.

For more information about the hike, visit www.kulinarische-wanderung.de.


Hikers start their spring and culinary hike Sunday near the Info Point in the center of Wolfstein.
During the culinary hike in Wolfstein participants get to sit down for a break and taste different food specialties and wines.

Editor’s Note: This article was published in a previous edition of the Kaiserslautern American and the information has been updated to reflect this year’s event.