17th Rheingau Wine Festival

The 17th Rheingau Wine Festival in Oberursel is being held between Friday 4th August and Sunday 6th August 2017 on the Marktplatz.

Many of the vineyards at the festival will be familiar to those who have been before, as they have been coming for a number of years and often have their stands in the same place each year.

Visitors can expect to find selected Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines from towns such as Lorch, Hattenheim, Hochheim, Giesenheim, Erbach, Johannisberg and Oestrich-Winkel.

There will also be a variety of food on offer, including Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee) and (Zwiebelkuchen) Onion cake.

The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6.30pm.

The stands are open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 12.30am and on Sunday from 2pm until 11pm.

Road closures

From Thursday 3rd August until Monday 7th August August the following roads will be closed:

  • Eppsteiner Straße (between Ackergasse and Schulstraße, and between Weidengasse and Untere Marktplatzstraße)

There will be no stopping or parking allowed in the following streets:

  • Untere Marktplatzstraße
  • Marktplatz
  • Wiederholtstraße
  • Steinmühlenweg (between Altkönigstraße and the Rolls-Royce entrance)

The parking spaces in front of the Ferdinand-Balzer-Haus will not be available.

The Schlenkergasse will be temporarily made into a two-way street during this time.

Market moved

The weekly market on Saturday will be held on the Epinayplatz.

Changes to bus services

Bus routes 41, 43, 44 and 45 will be diverted, with 41 and 45 stopping at a temporary bus stop in the Altkönigstraße and the Füllerstraße, 43 and 44 will stop in the Oberhöchstadter Straße at the back of the town hall.

Additional buses will be running on routes 44, 45 and 46 to enable visitors to get home after the stalls have closed.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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