A June 2002 trip
to Deidesheim by Bev'sTravels
Quote: Residenz Mandelgarten, Deidesheim, Germany is in the heart of the historic Weinstrasse, or Wine Road. Visit the castle at Heidelberg, or bike through the vineyards. The resort is within walking distance of the entire town, and affords day trips to historic cities
In Deidescheim, you must rent a bicycle and ride into the hills and through the vineyards. Look down through rows of grape vines and onto clay-colored roofs and white church spires of the villages nestled in the valley--it's a timeless view.
You must walk through the next town of Forst, peeking in the windows at the white-lace curtains behind window boxes cascading with flowers. Imagine living in the ancient stone houses with courtyards where men sell their wine. The vineyards grow right in their back yards and, sometimes, a row or two even march up to the street! Here you have centuries of wine making, regional cooking, traditional architecture, and a whole culture to explore.
We ate all meals in the condo to reduce expenses. There were two grocery stores that you could walk or bike to, both of which had daily fresh bread and pastries, easy-to-prepare meals, fabulous cheeses, worsts, wine, and every kind of chocolate you can imagine.
The town was low key and relaxing. Just exploring and walking around was a pleasure.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 26, 2003
Residenz Mandelgarten Deidesheim
An Der Marlach 21
+49 6326 7007-0