An ode to the Palatinate
The unique nature of Palatinate is characterised by its mild climate and its viticulture - the heritage of the Romans. With a length of 85 km, the German Wine Route [deutsche Weinstraße] winds through picturesque villages, many-coloured landscapes and vineyards - and through Kirchheim. 2,000 hours of sunlight every year have earned Palatinate the distinction of being the "Tuscany of Germany" - and rightly so!
Indeed, the Romans brought their wine to Palatinate together with the knowledge of its cultivation. Perhaps they, but certainly the wine itself, also influenced the "unsophisticated" breed of people. The people of Palatinate are known for personal candour, natural curiosity and sociability, but also for their directness and, occasionally, stubbornness.
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