Always on the first weekend in September, Wilhelminenstraße is the venue for the Darmstadt Wine Festival.
What few people know: Where the buildings of the Artists'
Colony Mathildenhöhe stand today, wine was grown for centuries.
Darmstadt in southern Hesse, now an internationally renowned centre for
science and art, has been surrounded by vineyards since the Middle Ages
at the latest. A very special tribute to the wine-growing tradition,
which is now being revived in the city, is the Darmstadt Wine Festival,
which has been taking place for almost 40 years.
Also special: vintners from six different wine regions, from the
Hessian Bergstrasse, Rheinhessen, the Rheingau and the Palatinate as
well as from the Nahe and the Moselle will be taking part.
On the occasion of the Darmstadt Wine Festival, the shops in the city centre will be open on Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.