Wine, but not only wine: What southern Germany is showing at the Grüne Woche
Whether wine lounge, beer garden or Äbbelwoi parlour: There is certainly no shortage of specialities poured into glasses in the southern German states. But the liquid delights are of course not the only ones that Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate have to offer. With live cooking shows, sustainable meat specialities and cheese variations, the southern federal states will be enticing visitors to the Grüne Woche. And if it's not the aroma that attracts visitors to the halls, it's certainly the one or other interlude from the Bavarian brass band.
Baden-Württemberg: Maultaschen and Black Forest sausage
Baden-Württemberg cuisine has a lot to offer: Whether wine or beer specialities, good ham or Maultaschen: Hall 5.2a makes you feel like you're in the south. Trade fair visitors are welcome to visit the show kitchen four times a day to watch various specialities being prepared. It's not just about culinary delights - visitors can find out more about Baden-Württemberg in the 3D cinema with augmented reality glasses and get inspiration for their next trip south.
Bavaria: Beer garden feeling with delicacies
Have you ever tried sausage from a Bavarian straw pig? Whether it's Franconian wine, beer specialities or Allgäu cheese spaetzle: Bayernhalle 22b is full of traditional flavours. In a cosy beer garden atmosphere, you can taste your way through Bavarian cuisine. In the special area "Almen und Alpen - Milcherzeugung auf Bayerisch" (Alpine pastures and alps - milk production in Bavarian), you can experience cheese variations and technical innovations relating to pasture farming. But tradition is not just about food: Traditional costume wearers and a brass band round off the visit to the Bayernhalle.
The Hessians are coming!
If you're not from Hesse, you've often never heard of it: "green sauce" is made from seven different herbs and served with jacket potatoes and boiled eggs or schnitzel. At the Grüne Woche, it will be presented in various forms: in high-proof gin, stirred into ice cream or the classic way: fresh and homemade. Also on offer in Hall 6.2a are sustainable quinoa produced in Hesse and classics such as Äppelwoi or Ahle Worscht from North Hesse.
North Rhine-Westphalia: Sustainable travelling
You won't get thirsty here. North Rhine-Westphalia will be presenting its regionally produced and sustainable range of drinks in Hall 5.2a - from environmentally friendly packaged oat drinks and lupin coffee made from roasted seeds to refreshing drinks such as water with pure fruit extract. Sustainable production and animal welfare go hand in hand, so visitors to the fair can sample high-quality sausage and meat products from suckler cow husbandry in addition to drinks. Those who prefer traditional flavours will also get their money's worth: sweet fruit spreads, cheese, Westphalian ham on the bone and beer are not to be missed. NRW also has a lot to offer in terms of scenery: The regions of East Westphalia-Lippe, the Lower Rhine, the Bergisches Land, the Münsterland or the conurbations on the Rhine and Ruhr invite you to discover the culinary delights as well as the tourist attractions.
Rhineland-Palatinate: paradise for "gold diggers"
Rhineland-Palatinate is Germany's number one wine state. Grapes are grown on over 64,500 hectares in the state's six wine-growing regions. This corresponds to around two thirds of the total area under cultivation in Germany. Around 6,800 wineries produce around six million hectolitres of wine and sparkling wine from the grapes. In the Wine Lounge in Hall 6.2.a, Rhineland-Palatinate presents itself as a "paradise for wine lovers". Excellent wines and sparkling wines from the Rheinhessen, Palatinate, Mosel, Nahe, Ahr and Middle Rhine wine-growing regions make the search for gold an experience that is rounded off with culinary specialities from all parts of the state. Apart from gourmet wine, the federal state also has a lot to offer travellers. Rhineland-Palatinate stretches from the Eifel, the Ahr, the Westerwald and the romantic Rhine to the Mosel-Saar region, the Hunsrück and the Lahn Valley, the Nahe and Rheinhessen and, in the very south, the Palatinate. Visitors are invited to discover the federal state.