1. What to See in Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg Travel Tips
    December 26, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    […] the four weeks of Advent in November and December. Summer brings wine fests both in Freiburg and surrounding towns. Summer also brings music and local fests in specific sections of town and on the castle […]

  2. German Summers are for Festivals - Grounded Traveler
    July 13, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    […] in Freiburg proper. If you go out to the surrounding towns, they have their own festivals, like the one we went to last year in Emmindingen […]

  3. Brendan van Son
    October 4, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

    You had me at “Wine” hahaha… love it. In fact, you’ve inspired me. I’m off to drink a gallon or two of wine right now.

    • Andrew
      October 9, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

      Wow. Don’t blame your drinking on me. 😉 This fest was indeed pretty good wine.
      It is new wine season now. As soon as I can get a good day for pictures at the market, I will do a post on it. They call it new sweet and it is cloudy and sweet, but still with a subtle kick.

  4. Andrea
    September 30, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    Mmm – I’m intrigued by the Flammkuchen. Can’t wait to try German wine – love the beer, of course, but we drank heaps at Oktoberfest and I’ve heard great things about the selection of wines in and around Freiburg.

    • Andrew
      October 2, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

      German Wine and Flammkuchen is definitely something we can get for you. Looking forward to hanging out. Let’s hope the weather holds.
      Check the market around the Cathedral, it may be New Wine season. The unfiltered sweet, but still alcoholic, new wine is sold in small cups for a euro or two from bit plastic containers. It’s a good reason to be drinking in the morning.

  5. Jeremy Branham
    September 30, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Writing about a German winefest during Oktoberfest – that’s being unique! I think I would like this better than Oktoberfest. Emmendingen reminds me of Rothenburg.

    • Andrew
      October 2, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

      Oktoberfest? I think I’ve heard of that. Bavarian I think, no where near us. 🙂
      I’m sure at one point Rothenburg and Emmendingen were somewhat similar, though different cultures as one if Bavarian and the other Badisch. Freiburg growing kind of overshadows Emmendingen as well, Rothenburg is more isolated.

  6. Debbie @ European Travelista
    September 30, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    I love all the amazing little villages in Germany. It would be very fun to spend time at the great festivals in and around. Great recap.. . made me wish I was there!

    • Andrew
      October 2, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

      To me the villages all begin to blend together just like the churches. Yes they are different in subtle ways, but after two or three they kind of blend together. This was a great fest as now I remember Emmendingen for something special. We were saying how cool a town it looks. Maybe we will go do dinner there at some point and see how it holds up without a fest.

  7. Sabrina
    September 29, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    I love, love, love all the little festivals in Germany and have such fond memories of quite a few. As a teenager, these were some of the most fun events we had to look forward to in our little town outside of Cologne 🙂 More beer up there than wine down in the South. And I am jealous of the Flammkuchen you guys have access to. Delicious!

    • Andrew
      October 2, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

      Yeah, I guess I was surprised with the number of children seemingly wandering without parents. The atmosphere is more comfortable than I think the US would be with a similar thing. Flammkuchen is neat, but can get tiring after a while. It’s nice to have a normal pizza sometimes.

      • Sabrina
        October 5, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

        Normal pizza is one of my main staples 🙂 Flammkuchen is more the one-in-a-while thing. You’re right though about kids without parents. I remember going alone with my friends when I was 16 or so and before that going with my parents and then doing my own thing with my friends.

        • Andrew
          October 9, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

          Ok, same for me. I like flammkuchen that is really salty. So with feta, salami and olives. Pizza is a little more wide open.

          That is pretty cool to have that freedom. I remember having some of that even in the US as a kid. But that seems to have been curtailed some in the past years.

  8. Ariana
    September 29, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Ah, fests… This definitely makes me miss Germany! I was always amazed by how seemingly *everyone* in a town would come out for each festival. And I loved that it was fun for all ages and demographics– such a community builder. Enjoy!

    • Andrew
      October 2, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

      Aww. Don’t they have fests where you are? Maybe different, but still would think the English would do something?

      • Ariana
        October 5, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

        Well, we’ve been here for two months, and nothing so far. We did do an antique fair that felt similar, but they do those everywhere. Still waiting to find out what the big community events are.

        • Andrew
          October 9, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

          Maybe Antique fairs are the food fairs of Britain. I remember a number of BBC America shows based on them.