German crying race

German crying race
length: about 85 km
Land of the Federal Republic: Rhineland-Palatinate
region: Haardt, Vorderpfalz
process direction: North - south
of terminator points: Bucking home | Silence right brook
altitude: over 150 m and. NN
Blick von der Deutschen Weinstraße zum Haardtgebirge
view from the German crying race to the Haardtgebirge
Mandelblüte bei Gimmeldingen
almond bloom Gimmeldingen
Die Deutsche Weinstraße bei Edesheim
the German crying race with Edesheim
Das Dubbeglas
the Dubbeglas

the German crying race runs in the middle in the Pfalz along the federal highways 271 and 38 (old) and extends, beginning with bucking home in the north, on a length from 85 km to to thoseFrench-German border with silence right brook.

It pulls the second largest Weinbaugebiet through of Germany ( the earlier „Rheinpfalz “, today „Pfalz “) since 1935 and is thereby the oldest crying race in this country. It is marked by a square yellow sign (see. Illustration), between the twoName parts „“and „crying race “a triangular representative Weintraube shows Germans, which consists of ten berries.

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the vorderpfälzische hill landscape, into which the German crying race, is the Haardt is embedded. This in the west limited by the east edge of the Pfälzer of forest, the Haardtgebirge, in the east lies the lowlandses of the Upper Rhine, the width of the Haardt amounts to up to 15 km. At the southern endthe German wine gate stands for the German crying race, at the north end to Rhinehesse since 1995 the house of the German crying race at the border to the Elsass since 1936.

Along the route numerous well-known wine places are. Many carry the additive„at the crying race “, to which throughout the earlier attribute replaced „to the Haardt “. The municipalities at the crying race are characterized in the article viticulture municipalities in the Pfalz.

climate and vegetation

with annual over 1.800 sun hours possess the areaaround the German crying race a nearly mediterranes climate, every now and then is called the area even Toskana Germany “. Due to this mild climate prosper here in the open land figs, Kiwis, lemons and Esskastanien. Admits is the crying race alsoby the almond trees, those on the right of and on the left of the route stand and here, with a middle altitude of 150 m and. NN at the end of of February/at the beginning of March pink or white to already flower begin.

But the typical plant at the German crying raceis the common grape vine, which almost exclusively coins/shapes the regional agriculture. Introduced briefly after the Christian turn of an era by the Romans, the vine found here ideal conditions: Warmth as mentioned, rain poverty due to the Pfälzer of forest, reducing of late frosts, pre-aged westbecause of the Hanglagen, which accelerate the discharge of cold air masses into the Rhine level.

the region tightens wine celebrations in view of the numerous wine celebrations, which take place between March and October, ever more tourist . The most well-known wine celebrations are the Dürkheimer sausage market (in September), which German wine read celebration in new city, on which the German wine queen is selected (in October), and the Freinsheimer city wall celebration (in July). With the Gimmeldinger almond bloom celebration, its date (March, at the latest at the beginning of of April) ofEntrance of the almond bloom is dependent, takes place the choice of the almond bloom queen.

For foreigner the Schoppengläser is unusual, from which with the celebrations along the German crying race the wine is drunk. Contrary to other areas of cultivation of wine 0,25-Liter-Gläser does not become, but0,5-Liter-Gläser uses. Therefore it means in a Pfälzer song (after the translation into the high German) also:

Up, their brothers, into the Pfalz,
where the Schoppen is still another half litre…

Typically for this the Dubbegläser in such a way specified („spot glasses “) is, itself ofand outside recesses, which exhibit „Dubbe “, taper round downward above. In particular after three to four Schoppen one knows also as a beginner, why such glasses are better suitable than bar glasses: One can hold it substantially more simply.

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