Did you know that figs, lemons, and other Mediterranean fruit grow well in Germany? In Rhineland-Palatinate, that is. In the warm area, you find some of the country’s most-visited towns, amongst them Neustadt an der Weinstraße. The old city is home to a gorgeous old town and some of the best wines of the region, which both make it a favoured travel destination for wine connoisseurs, history buffs, and families with children that want to visit the nearby located theme parks. A lovely mix of tradition and modernity meet in the town, ensuring an entertaining yet relaxing stay. And the best thing, when you have seen all Neustadt has to offer, you can go on tours through the surrounding Palatinate Forest or explore other historic cities, like Heidelberg or Speyer.
Location: A station on the German Wine Route
You find Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, embedded into vineyards and forests, yet within easy reach from some of Germany’s most well-known cities, amongst them Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Kaiserslautern. Thanks to superb connections to road and rail, you easily reach all of these attractive destinations in no time.
Business: Wine and visitors
Since the area around Neustadt an der Weinstraße has been an important trade route and wine-growing region for centuries, it has naturally attracted visitors for ages as well. A well-developed network of hiking and cycling trails along the Wine Route, a scenic holiday route, along with accommodations and shops ensures a steady flow of tourists—all year round.
Culture: History buffs get their money’s worth here
The small town is home to a beautifully preserved old town with half-timbered houses, narrow streets, and a lovely culture scene that covers theatre and concert performances, jazz music, and of course, nature. Several stages attract lovers of plays and beats, whereas the Palatinate Forest Nature Park draws in ornithologists and mushroom pickers as well as outdoor sports enthusiasts and hikers. Certainly, the vineyards around town are its most precious cultural good, and ensure the city’s blooming economy.
Activities: Off to nature!
When you have checked wine tastings and sightseeing off your list, Neustadt awaits with fun attractions for young and old. In nearby-located Hassloch, the Holiday-Park offers thrill rides and action, whereas the Natur Park Schöntal invites to roam amongst farm animals like ducks and goats. Those interested in learning about the town’s history can follow the trail of stumbling blocks that dot the town and should take a ride with the “Cockoo Steam Train,” or Kuckucksbähnel in German, a lovely museum steam train.