Germany for Cooks

Route: Frankfurt - Wiesbaden - Eltville -Castle Eltz - Birgel - Ahrweiler  - Frankfurt

Field and Farm

  • Vineyard walk and picnic: wander through the vines enjoying views of the three rivers: the powerful Rhine, eerie Mosel and romantic Ahr and talk to the winemakers about their passion.
  • Visit a cheese-ageing cellar where artisan cheese is ripened.
  • Meet a passionate restaurateur who owns an Organic Beef Farm (Demetre).
  • Visit a goat farm and dairy and watch the cheesemaking process.
  • Try your hand at baking bread in a 17th-century stone oven. This artisan bakery is located in a working corn and mustard mill.

Tastings and MasterClasses

  • Cheese tasting: sample the famous Hessen speciality Handkäs mit Musik.
  • Wine Tasting: Riesling and Burgundy from the world-renowned Rheingau, Mosel and Ahr regions.
  • Charcuterie tasting: traditional German smoked sausages.
  • Sourdough breadmaking masterclass - from starter to bread - this is addictive! You'll soon find  you have a little sourdough starter growing in your fridge...

Sightseeing

  • A walking tour of Wiesbaden, Europe's oldest spa town, its streets lined with elegant neo-classical buildings
  • Visit the grand Wiesbaden Stadttheater built in the Baroque Revival style at the end of the 19th century
  • Burg Eltz a medieval castle in the hills above the Mosel river
  • Kloster Eberbach, the monastery that featured in the film 'The Name of the Rose'
  • Kloster Johannisberg, the monastery with one of the most modern wine cellars in Europe