Wolfstein sponsors culinary wine hike Sunday

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

During the culinary hike in Wolfstein participants get to sit down for a break and taste different food specialties and wines.

The city of Wolfstein will offer its 5th annual culinary spring and wine hike Sunday. The hike leads along the 6-kilometer “Panoramaweg,” or panorama path, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“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, they can have their own wine tasting event and get their 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.”

Hikers start their spring and culinary hike Sunday near the Info Point in the center of Wolfstein.

Culinary specialties in–clude bar-becue special-ties, pulled lamb burgers, surf ‘n’ turf burgers, game specialties, Mediterranean red wine meat, salmon from the Finish Kota grill and grilled vegetables with honey-mustard dip, crepes, waffles 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.

The band Simply Unplugged starts entertaining the audience at 5 p.m.

A decorated May wreath will be hoisted at 6 p.m. to welcome the following day, which is an official holiday, known as May Day or German Labor Day. The Rossbach sports club will then present dance performances.

“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.

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