Bad Dürkheim is the starting point for many short and longer trips on foot or by bike. The foothills of the Palatinate Forest, Germany’s largest enclosed forested area, extend into the spa city itself...
The vineyards and the Palatinate Forest is the largest continuous forest area in Germany and offers many exciting opportunities for hiking trips. The forest and wine trails wind through the most stunning spots in the region and provide lots of relaxing and thrilling hikes, with many restored castle ruins and Roman excavations to visit along the way.
Sociability and comfort is extremely important for people here, and there are plenty of opportunities to just sit and chat or party. Visitors and guests are always welcome to celebrate together.
The big event in Bad Dürkheim must surely be the Wurstmarkt, the largest wine festival in the world. At over 500 years old, the Dürkheim Wurstmarkt is now less internationally famous for sausages than for wine. Every year the Brühlwiesen Kopf attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city in the centre of the Palatinate for nine days during the second and third weekend of September.
The Electoral Rhine Palatinate Park Wachenheim (10 km) – See wildlife in its natural habitat, an exciting birds of prey show, the fast summer toboggan run for young and old, exciting playgrounds and lots more – a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Holiday Park Haßloch (20 km) – This classic amusement park will tempt you with many fun and thrilling rides and fairground attractions – some exciting entertainment guarantee hours of fun.
Concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and other events are held all year round in the “Haus Catoir” arts centre, which attracts some renowned artists. In the summer months, the wonderful open-air events in various wineries and vineyards are a vital cultural element of the city.