The earliest wine festival of the season
When Swabians can jovially drink their carafe of wine, they are in seventh heaven. The conditions are particularly good for this at Ulm wine festival.
Close to heaven on the highest church tower in the world, and a stone´s throw away from earthly happiness at its foot – it is this combination that makes the Ulm wine festival a unique event. That the festivity entwined with wine on the Southern Münsterplatz already gets underway in summer, while the majority in Germany start around autumn, adds to its individual flair.
Not to mention the large wine selection with over 70 positions. A trio of Ulm restaurateurs organise the indulgence event and each bring their favourite wine countries with them. The spectrum of delicate ›drops‹ ranges from Austria, Italy, Spain, France and of course Germany to overseas. As a perfect accompaniment, small and large bites are served in the cosy wooden huts.
Residents of Ulm and wine? ›Weinhof‹, the name still refers to it today, was once an important transhipment and trading centre for this alcoholic beverage. In the Middle Ages, wine was actually cultivated directly in front of the city gates, and thus the wine festival is at least loosely connected to tradition.