The holiday region Deidesheim with about 3,700 inhabitants is the pearl and „secret wine capital“ of the Palatinate in the heart of the German Wine Route. The idyllic winegrowing town with its Mediterranean climate is a magnet for young and old and combines rich tradition with contemporary modernity.
Not only did the Romans feel at ease here, but also crowned heads, presidents, political „heavyweights“ as well as popular greats from sports, film and boulevard scene in the city hall and the „Deidesheimer Hof“ were honored in the 1980s and 1990s.
No wonder, because the Deidesheim region is a unique combination of holiday, adventure and living space at the same time. An urbanity with attractive leisure facilities, with Mediterranean joie de vivre, with top vineyard locations, diverse sports facilities, the flair of vineyards and the hiking trails and huts of the Palatinate Forest, as well as renowned wineries, 5-star hotels and star chefs with regionaler und internationaler Wein- & Gastronomie .

In Deidesheim lure the
historic Geißbock (billy goat) auction as well
the most beautiful wine festival of the Palatinate (2009) and an
atmospheric Christmas market with beautiful exhibitor booths and a classical supporting program attracts thousands of visitors every year.

All shops for daily needs as well as pharmacies, doctors, kindergartens, playgrounds and a primary school are available. Secondary schools and an international school can be reached in the shortest time in the neighboring Neustadt. From the train station with the S-Bahn connection, you can reach Bad Dürkheim within 10 minutes or the main train station in Neustadt with regional connections.

Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Speyer or Landau and Karlsruhe are excellently connected by the motorway.

Climate
Along the German Wine Route, nature uses all its charms lavishly. Recreation seekers and connoisseurs have long known what they have on the Palatinate, because the mild, almost Mediterranean climate attracts not only with scenic highlights, but also with first class culinary seductions.

Cornucopia of Fruit
In the gardens and wine villages, people are taking advantage of the climatic conditions. On the orchards, almonds, apples, cherries or plums reach maturity early. And in many of the inviting wine growers, kiwis, lemons or figs grow, surrounded by ancient wisteria, spreading oleander shrubs or even palm trees and cypress trees. This is made possible by one of the warmest climates north of the Alps. The Palatine understand how to conjure up a great deal of quality of life from this gift. By April at the latest, they are offering their products everywhere at small stalls in the villages, selling fruit, asparagus, vegetables, wine and spirits.

Charming views
A paradise for hikers and cyclists, the landscape between Bockenheim and Schweigen has long made a name for itself. It’s also wonderful, at a leisurely pace, to devote yourself completely to the path and not so much to the goal. So you can enjoy the beautiful views at the many panoramic points even better.

Four Seasons
In every season, the wine route presents itself in a different dress. If it is a mixture of white and pink flowers in the spring, interspersed with fresh, tender green in the vineyards and the forests along the edge of the Haardt (a range of wooded, sandstone hills), then the summer is determined by the rich, intense coloring of the fruit abundance. In autumn, how could it be otherwise, everything focuses on the yellows and reds around the grape harvest, assisted by the coloring of the chestnut and walnut trees with their now also ripe harvest.

Time for enjoyment
Even though everything that was allowed to flourish under the 1,800 hours of sunshine in the year will be brought in in September and October, there is plenty of time for enjoyment in the Palatinate all year round. In no other area of Germany are regional typicalities and Mediterranean flair so close to each other. What leaves visitors with lasting impressions. The number of Palatinate fans is growing year by year – which is not really surprising. Who does not like to holiday in a land where the lemons are blooming and the air is full of flavors?

Facts
• Die Region der Deutschen Weinstraße genießt pro Jahr etwa 1.800 Sonnenstunden oder 225 Sonnentage.
• Schutz vor Wind und Wetter leistet das Haardtgebirge, der Ostrand des Pfälzerwaldes.
• Zusätzlich profitiert das Gebiet von der Rheinebene im Osten, die warme Luft aus dem Süden bringt.
• In kaum einem anderen Landstrich Deutschlands findet sich eine derart reiche Anzahl mediterraner und exotischer Pflanzen.
• Entlang des Haardtrandes stehen Zehntausende von Eßkastanienbäumen, die nur in wintermildem Klima gedeihen.
• Die durchschnittliche Vegetationsperiode liegt bei 180 Tagen, die Durchschnittstemperatur dabei beträgt 16 Grad Celsius.
• Die jährliche Niederschlagsmenge bewegt sich um 530 l/m². ( Vergleich: Hamburg 715 l/m², München 955 l/m² )

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