German Wine Route: Southern Wine Route
The Southern Wine Route begins at the german wine gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach and ends in the area of Diedesfeld. Southern Wine Route is also the name of a district in the south of rhineland-palatinate, germany.
The german flag was shown for the first time on the Hambacher fest on the 27th of May in 1832, marking the beginning of german democracy.
Sightseeing places in this area include:
- Trifels Castle - Castle where the House of Hohenstaufen held Richard I of England (Richard Lionheart) as a hostage and place where the imperial regalia were stored
- Berwartstein Castle - The only castle that was restored after its demolition; with a famous lookout point
- Madenburg Castle - one of the biggest castle complexes, first documentary mentioned in 1176
- Lindenbrunn Castle - first documentary mentioned in 1150