Welcome to Hambach on the German Wine Route!
This Wine Village, famous for its Castle and its story of the 1832 ‘Hambacher Fest’, is known also, far and wide, as the cradle of German Democracy. Everybody knows that the colours in our national flag are Black, Red and Gold, but very few know their origin was here in Hambach, taken from the colours of the Fraternity scarves of 1816 which symbolize freedom and national unity.
The naturally mild climate encourages intensive vineyards and tourism, with approximately 20 active winegrowers, as well as popular cycle paths through the vineyards, idyllic hiking paths that will take you around the edge of the Palatinate Forest, and not least, its 12th century St. James Church with its Town Festival as part of the St. James’ Way. Almond trees, figs trees, oleander bushes and palm trees normally found only in southern climates thrive here in this lush landscape.