Would you like to join like-minded friends on a trip to Germany to take in a couple of wine festivals? Why not join Keith Belfield and friends on a trip to two of the best.
First we are going to Winningen on the Mosel, then on to Bad Durkheim for what is the largest wine and sausage festival in Germany. It must be pointed out that this is NOT an ‘Official’ MCC rally, but a group of friends going on holiday together. Bookings will be made through Select Sites for the ferry or tunnel crossing, and for some, but not all, of the site pitches.
Significant dates are:
Arrive at Winningen on Friday 30th August. Distance is approx 350 miles from Calais. Stay until Tuesday 3rd September.
The wine festival starts on Saturday 31st August. Weather permitting on Monday 2nd September; the campsite will hold a day long party with a live band. You can arrange to have breakfast on the site terrace, dance away the morning, have dinner, then dance away the afternoon. We did it a few years ago and had a great time. You do not have to have the breakfast and dinner; you can just enjoy the music and dancing, and a glass or two of course.
We leave Winningen on Tuesday morning and make our way to Bad Durkheim, arriving there on Friday 6th September.
The intervening days you are free to stop wherever you want. Koblenz, Rudesheim, St Goar, or wherever takes you fancy.
We stay at Bad Durkheim for 4 nights, then on Tuesday 10th September move back up the Rhine to Lahnstein to arrive on the same day. Distance is approx. 100 miles. We stay here for a further 4 nights. Leaving on the 14th September.
All sites will have electric hook-up.
Costs. Winningen 4 nights Approx £80. Keith will arrange this site as he knows the site manager, and you will pay at the site.
Bad Durkheim and Lahnstein will be booked through Select Sites, as will the ferry/tunnel crossing and will cost £325 if you travel between Midnight and 05.00 hours. The tunnel will cost £35 each way extra, and if you wish to travel by ferry outside the midnight / 05.00 hrs timeslot an extra £15 each way is payable.