Sunday Snapshots: Wine Time

Mußbach (Neustadt), 2014

Mußbach (Neustadt), 2014

Every once in a great while, I do manage to get out of Bavaria. In this case, it was because my parents came to visit and were flying out of Frankfurt. That meant a good opportunity to visit some places that were new to all of us, and a bit closer to the airport.

My dad is a big fan of German wine, so we thought it would be appropriate to check out the area around Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, in the Rheinland-Pfalz. When we checked out hotels for the evening we wanted to spend there, we did not find a ton of appealing options directly in town. Instead, we found a nice little hotel in the nearby village of Mußbach. It’s tiny, but incredibly picturesque. Fachwerk* abounds, and many of the houses are honest-to-goodness dripping in grape vines, as you can see above. We didn’t eat at the restaurant  pictured, but if anyone is going to be in the area I would strongly recommend going to Weik’s Vinothek. It was too cold to eat outside (in July, thanks German summer), but there was a lovely garden in their little courtyard, and the interior was just as cozy. The food was great, definitely a memorable meal, so don’t be scared off by the website.  Sometimes it’s a good sign when restaurants focus on the food and not their internet presence. 🙂

*Fachwerk = half-timbered building

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6 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: Wine Time

  1. Fachwerk is my faaaavourite! I haven’t been to Neustadt an der Weinstraße (except for changing trains there once), but that whole area is gorgeous.

    • This is true, but I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of the Franconian wines. I’ve had a couple of nice ones around Würzburg, and the area is lovely to visit of course, but I’m definitely a bigger fan of Italian wines in general. 🙂

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