March brings the almond blossoms out in the south
, especially along the Wine Route, with the first wine festival happening as early as April.
Similarly, around April and May, you will start to see market stalls burgeoning with local produce, such as fruit, asparagus, vegetables, wine and spirits.
The driest months are, strangely, February and March, with the highest precipitation happening in May and June. But it is still slight, so not a big worry.
The Rhine in Flames or ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Festival takes place between May and September, and is a wonderful way to see the region.
Christmas markets, a specialty of the region, run through November, December and some to celebrate New Year in January.
May is a great month to enjoy the Mosel, with the Happy Mosel event shutting down all the roads along the river to motorised traffic.
Bad Durkheim’s famous Wurst Markt, with equal amounts of wine as wurst, it has to be said, is every September.