Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bernkastel-Kues Wine Festival

After the vineyard we took a little trip farther into the Mosel valley to the town of Bernkastel-Kues.  This wine festival is pretty big, and people come from far and wide to drink Riesling all day and watch the fireworks show at night over the castle ruins. 
Vineyards all the way up!
Later on in the evening that bridge would be packed with people!
 In the tiny town square there was a stage where different community groups were performing all day.  Anna and I laughed because they were playing mostly American top 40 hits.  The house behind the stage is famous for being turned into a larger-than-life Advent calendar at Christmas.  All the alleys between these buildings were filled with tiny shops and restaurants.
Food booths and wine booths as far as you could see!
Altes Brauhaus- old brewery
Anna and I heard about this tiny house called the Spitzhaus, and we wandered the alleys looking for it.  We finally had to ask for directions to find it.  I can't imagine living or working in such a narrow place!
Riesling, Potato pancakes and applesauce.  *fat kid dance*
Evening fireworks over the castle!

1 comment:

adrienne_sakura said...

these look like amazing and fun experiences that you are racking up over there. i have to say i'm pretty jealous. ;)