Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weinfest der Mittelmosel

walking along the Mosel to our "spot" for firework viewing we stuffed all the kids in a phone booth for a photo
 Bernkastel throws one of the best wine festivals around. On the first weekend of September, about 30 different local wine booths set up for tastings (mainly Riesling). There are also German food booths (serving wurst, pommes, reibekuchen, cheese pretzels, flammkuchen, knoblauch champignons, etc)! The highlight of the middle Mosel wine festival is always a giant fireworks display that commemorates a huge battle fought in the 13th century.  The fireworks are lit from the Burg Landshut castle and from the below Mosel shore. This event is known as the biggest pyrotechnic spectacle on the Mosel.
We had a GREAT day with good friends sitting by the Mosel under the castle waiting for the fireworks.  The kids went on some of the rides at the festival and we all ate yummy food.  The fireworks were the most amazing disply we've EVER witnessed.
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