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Diedesfeld

The most southerly-situated wine village, Diedesfeld, lies at the geographic centre of the German Wine Street, marked with a symbolic sandstone.

For over 2000 years viticulture has shaped the architecture of this typically Palatinate village with its renovated half-timbered buildings and warm sandstone walls. The baroque church of St. Remigius with a rococo pulpit was built in the 18th Century and looks over the Remigius fountain, decorated with glazed natural stone. Two hundred years older than the church is the old town hall, built in 1601, together with the largest trough to be found in the Pfalz, carved out of one piece of stone.

Watching over the village is Hambach Castle offering views as far as the Odenwald and the Black Forest. At its foot are the seemingly never-ending vineyards and fields which eventually lead to the River Rhine. Passing through the Klausental valley, a circular path leads past the castle and up to the Kalmit (673m). For the junior discoverer there is a natural playground in the Kirchwiesenstrasse.

Interested in learning more about Diedesfeld? Between the months of May and October, on every second Wednesday there is the “Guck- und Schlucktour” – a look and swallow tour – with a more culinary tour of the sights (reservation under tel.: +49 (0)6321 86146).