Altenahr Wine Festival 2012
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The Ahr region is the third smallest area in Germany. The area is best known for its production of wine and the steep slopes located just above a local river. Because of the favorable weather conditions, this region has been a great place for making red wine. As a result, the Ahr region is popularly known as the “Germany Paradise of Red Wine”. Every year a wine festival is held to celebrate the entire region. The festival typically begins in May and continues until the end of October.
The Altenahr (Altenahr vacation rentals | Altenahr travel guide) wine festival is one of the festivals held during the festive season in the Ahr region. The wine festival in Altenahr opens at the wine fountain on the 4th weekend of September. Traditionally this is the official weekend for the festival to begin in Alternahr, and the Altenahr Wine Festival 2012 will begin on the 22nd of September. However, the wine festival for the entire Ahr Valley has actually been underway since May.
The last procession for the festivities was held during the 4th weekend of July, and it was the Burgundy festival at the Neuenahr’s fairground. The festival was in the middle of the vineyards just above the Bad Neienahr. The next festival is going to be held in Heimersheim, and this will be the Historical Wine Festival. Furthermore, the historical vintners’ procession will take place on the third weekend of August.
The Altenahr Wine Festival 2012 will conclude the wine festivals in the region. However, before the curtains close down on the festivals, other significant events will have to take place. For instance, on the first weekend of September, participants will enjoy the Vintner’s festival in Ahrweiler. The processions will be held over the weekend. On the Monday following the procession, a fireworks show will take place. On the second and third weekends of September, other events related to the festival are scheduled in Ahrweiler, Remagen (Remagen vacation rentals | Remagen travel guide) and Rech.
Just like the previous events, the Altenahr Wine Festival 2012 will provide participants a venue to enjoy the best wines in the region. Throughout the weekends of October, there will be a lot of exciting events. The Weinfest offers all participants with an opportunity to wander around the Rotweinwanderweg. Walking along the red wine walk while enjoying the refills from the local wine makers' stands will allow all the participants to taste the wonderful federroter and the federweisser.
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