Stuttgart Wine Village Festival

Wine lovers should head to Stuttgart in the Baden-Wurttemberg region in Germany during fall for the annual Stuttgart Wine Village Festival. Celebrating local wine since 1974, Stuttgart is transformed into a festive village during the beginning of September with 120 wine stalls smattered across the market square, Schillerplatz and Kiurchstrabe. The region has a viniculture tradition of over 1,000 years and there is a great variety of good wine to sample; over 250 unique local wines from Riesling and Trollinger to Müller-Thurgau and Ruländer are celebrated at the event which gets right to the heart of Swabian culture. Festival goers can also enjoy the animated dancing, singing and merrymaking which accompanies all the wine drinking, not to mention the mouth-watering Swabian specialities and other culinary delicacies on offer in various food stalls. The Stuttgart Wine Village Festival is one of the largest and most picturesque wine festivals in Germany and it attracts more than a million visitors annually.

Venue: Marktplatz, Schillerplatz and Kiurchstrabe

Date: 27 August to 7 September 2014

Website: www.stuttgart-tourist.de