Chestnuts, known as “Keschde” in local dialect, are the special ingredient in a local special version of a rather traditional delicacy: the “Saumagen” dish that used to be Helmut Kohl’s favourite meal. We’ll offer your palate quite a bit of contrast, because this is what also characterizes the region: You’ll get Handkäs’ cheese from Heppenheim, Grünkern grain from the Odenwälder Freilandmuseum museum and chocolates made behind the thick walls of the fortress on Dilsberg mountain. You’ll get top-quality wines produced in the region’s four wine-growing areas and Camembert from the Kirchenkäserei cheese dairy in Sindolsheim that brings together people just as much as milk, rennet and salt.
The Mayer private brewery in Oggersheim brews beer in the traditional way.
The Meckerei in Landau makes delicious products from goat’s milk
Paying a visit to Siegfried Brenneis, a Stollen sweet-bread baker from Mudau
A visit to the Ludwigshafen Dampfnudel frying shop.
Ellen Müller and Rainer Stadler founded the ‘Quittenprojekt Bergstraße.’
Priest Bernhard Braun works an old vineyard with the Deidesheim parish youth.
The Heidelberger Zuckerladen sweet shop has a lot to offer beyond pick and mix.
Visiting the world champion in gingerbread baking and local of Mannheim, Konrad Friedmann.
A special community is ripened in Sindolsheim —made of milk, rennet and salt.
In Venningen, grapes are harvested only when they have nearly become raisins—to enable special vinegar to be made from them.
Herbs for tea have recently been cultivated in the municipality of Ruppertsberg.
Joëlle Oechsle takes photographs of old-established businesses in Ludwigshafen
Zu Besuch in der Chocolaterie von Eva Heß auf dem Dilsberg
A ferry trip on the Altrheinfähre from Friesenheimer Insel island to Sandhofen
A trip through the Forest of Odes via a solar powered rail trolley.
The BrauArt factory – Craft beer tradition from Grünstadt.
The South Palatinate wine-growing estate Weingut Stern explores new avenues with its ‘44 Star Gin’.
The Südpfalz Therme spa – where the Petronella-Quelle spring bubbles.
The Luisenpark in Mannheim – a place for encounter.
The young Palatinate star chef Benjamin Peifer
Aboard the passenger ship "Kurpfalz" in Mannheim harbour.
The wine-growing business of the life support Bad Dürkheim - a special family business.
At the weekly Mannheim market with star chef Dennis Maier.
A local specialty in Bauland - for over 350 years.
The young Southern Palatinate - A new generation of ambitioned winegrowers.