Grape expectations for Bielefeld’s Weinmarkt

Bielefeld’s old town is the meeting place for wine connoisseurs and adventurous amateur ‘noses’ when the wine fair comes to town every September.

The fair which will open on Tuesday, September 5 runs until Sunday, September 10 and is based in the centre of the Altstadt, at the Alter Markt, Niedernstrasse and Altstädter Kirchplatz.

In the cosy atmosphere of the tent-lined squares you can pamper your palate by sampling some of Germany’s best wines and vintages, both still and sparkling, white and red.

You can also try the traditional autumn drink, Federweißer, a semi-fermented wine at the stage between grape juice and wine and only available for a short time. To be enjoyed with care though – it has a kick!

Culinary specialities are also on offer, for example,  Flammkuchen (literally flaming cake, a savoury flan or tart), Zwiebelkuchen (an onion tart) or Swabian Maultaschen (similar to large, meat-filled ravioli).

No fair would be complete without entertainment and the Bielefeld wine fair is no exception. Enjoy a variety of music  – from swing to blues and jazz to rock and roll every day. The fair is open from 12am.

For further information (in German), including a download of the programme of events, go to: www.bielefeld.jetzt/weinmarkt

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