Visit our top events in Alzeyer Land and Rheinhessische Schweiz!
This takes place along the Alzey Art and Culture path between Alzey, part of the town of Heimersheim and part of the town of Weinheim. The Alzey Vineyard-Cottage-Trail has developed into one of the largest and well-loved wine festivals in Rhinehessen, and has found friends from far and wide.
A culinary menu does not just invite guests to eat and drink but also gives information about the musical performances and small art displays. In the heart of the wonderful Rhinehessen wine-growing area visitors can stroll along the 20km long route, between 11:00 and 18:00, depending on time and their condition, and choose the distance they walk and admire the art exhibition organzized by the "Altstadtverein" "Old Town Conservation Group".
On the third Friday in September the traditional Wine Festival is always celebrated in Alzey. Five days of music and fun in the town centre. Two fairgrounds, the fairground stands line the streets, the Rhinehessen village and the Wine and Sekt Terrace await the visitors.
A cultural highlight is, without doubt, the presentation of the Scheu-Plaque, which important personalities such as Dr. Dieter Wedel, Norbert Blüm, Rainer Brüderle, Karl Lehmann and Lars Reichow have already received. Afterwards the traditional wine-tasting takes place in the open air.
This annual event is held in one of the 24 villages or towns that belong to Alzey-Land (a different one each year).
The clubs, groups, wine-growers and vintners all present their specialities from the kitchen or the cellar.
The opening ceremony, with the crowning of the Wine Queen on the Friday evening, signals the start of wine festivities, singing, dancing and tasting local wine. Traditionally on the Saturday afternoon a culinary wine-tasting takes place, followed by "Singen der Chöre" (Choir concert) in the early evening, whereby the choirs in Alzey-Land perform. On Sunday, it is family Sunday, and there is a procession influenced by this topic.
The highlight of the festivities is a fantastic firework display on the Sunday evening marking the end of the celebrations.
The cultural highlight in Alzey´s events programme is the summer festival "Da Capo". The town of Alzey, together with local sponsors, presents a star-studded programme with internationally, well-known stars, groups and ensembles in the romantic ambiente of the castle grounds.
The programme includes rock and pop to floklore music, comedy to classic.
On the second weekend in May, everything in Alzey is about Georg Scheu, the former head of the "State Institute of Wine”. The wine festival, which is primarily about the "Scheurebe" (special type of grape for white wine which Georg Scheu has invented himself), has been awarded the title of "Rheinhessen EXCELLENT" since 2019. The city of Alzey has been awarding the coveted wine price since 2000, only selected wines from the Scheurebe participate in that competition. The "Scheutime" takes place in the course of the award ceremony. Guests can taste the awarded Scheu wines, but also other varieties in a beautiful setting. The festival area at the Stadthalle Nord offers live music, good food and local wines every day during “Scheutime”.