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Experience wine hotspots in the wine town of Iphofen

If you visit the wine town of Iphofen in Franconian wine country, you can’t miss the wine theme. Here, wine becomes an experience for all the senses, whether during a visit directly to the vintner, on guided tours and hikes through the magnificent vineyards, wine cellars and wineries, at wine festivals or while discovering Iphofen’s wine highlights. These are found in places with a special atmosphere that inspire and impress and provide an interesting insight and outlook into the world of wine.

The TOP 5 wine hotspots in Iphofen

– Historic vineyard in the famous Julius-Echter-Berg vineyard: experience winegrowing history live here! The short steep climb makes the most important epochs in Franconian viticulture from the late Middle Ages to the 1960s accessible and rewards you with a fantastic view. Rare animal and plant species complete the nature experience.

– Terroir f – observation tower in the Julius-Echter-Berg vineyard – the most beautiful wine view in Franconia 2016: Find out under the motto “The distance so far. Wine so close. Wine connects”, learn more about the great world of wine and feel the magic as you look out over Franconian wine country!

– Bocksbeutel PS Art Project at the Iphöfer Stadtsee: Stroll through ten oversized, artistically and colourfully designed Bocksbeutel PS and discover ever new perspectives on the vineyards and the city!

– Vinothek: Encounter Franconian wine culture in all its tasteful sophistication – that’s what the Vinothek offers with its high-quality range of Iphöfer wines in a unique building. Here it is simply fun to embark on a journey of enjoyment through the world of wine in Iphofen in just one building.

– Visit a wine festival: You have the choice: the large winegrowers’ festival on the historic market square on the 2nd weekend in July or cute courtyard festivals directly at wineries – wine from Iphofen’s vineyards is always in the glass.

Upcoming Events

22.09.2024  —  22.09.2024

Wine and Culinary Walk at the Iphofen Kirchweih

The Wine and Culinary Walk at the Iphofen Kirchweih turns Iphofen into a pleasure and strolling mile. Stroll through the Franconian wine town, enjoy delicious wines and delicacies and experience the medieval flair of Iphofen!

Enjoy Iphofen with all your senses

Open wine farms, traditional Kirchweih dishes in the restaurants, delicious coffee specialities, cakes and pies in the cafés, open galleries and museums, open Sundays, music and presentations around the market square offer enjoyment and information for every taste. Experience the wine town of Iphofen in all its diversity!

Visit the winegrowers at home

The Iphofen wineries open their doors and spoil you with Bremser, Franconian classics and sparkling sparkling wines, rounded off with Franconian specialities such as onion tart, Schäufele, wine crackers and much more. On all days, the Vinothek invites you to experience Franconian wine culture in all its tasteful sophistication in an interesting ambience.

5.10.2024  —  5.10.2024

Bringing in the last load

Celebrate the end of the grape harvest in Franconia with the winegrowers of Iphofen! Decorated winegrowers’ carts move to the market square accompanied by music, where culinary delicacies and, of course, Iphofen wine invite you to linger.

Harvest time is pleasure time

The Iphöfer winegrowers invite you to the festive collection of the “last load” in Iphofen.

The “Letzte Fuhre” symbolises the end of the grape harvest in the wine villages of Franconia. With festively decorated floats, the Iphofen winegrowers parade from the Einersheim gate to the historic market square at 1.30 pm, accompanied by the winegrowers’ dance group and the band of the volunteer fire brigade.

Celebrating together with the winegrowers

Mayor Dieter Lenzer, the Iphöfer wine princess and representatives of the Iphöfer churches ceremoniously welcome the winegrowers with their harvest carts. After short speeches and the blessing of the grapes, typical Franconian delicacies such as brakeman, onion tart, lard bread, bratwurst and coffee and cake invite you to linger on the town hall forecourt.

The children of the winegrowers’ dance group entertain with Franconian dances.

The musical accompaniment to the colourful hustle and bustle on the market square is provided by the marching band of the Iphofen volunteer fire brigade.

Cellar party for an enjoyable finale

Following the living tradition of the “Letzten Fuhre”, there is a cellar party in the Iphofen town hall cellar. The Iphofen Volunteer Fire Brigade, as organiser, invites all guests to round off the evening in a cosy atmosphere.

Holidays in the wine town of Iphofen in Franconian wine country

Get out into the countryside, experience nature and enjoy delicious wine.

Iphofen is Franconia’s wine town with culture and enchanting nature. Wonderful vineyards, woods and meadows as well as a historic old town with completely preserved town walls and delicious wines invite you to a pleasure tour in the wine town of Iphofen in Franconian wine country.

The hiking tours around Iphofen offer you the chance to hike along dreamy paths through the wine country, the forest and across meadows, to immerse yourself in nature and switch off from everyday life. Whether circular trails, dream tours, wine discovery tours or nature experience trails, the choice is yours.

Numerous vantage points reward you with magical views and always new perspectives on the Franconian wine landscape, such as at the historical wine hill and the terroir f vantage point in the famous Julius-Echter-Berg vineyard. You can experience a very special view of Iphofen and the vineyards while relaxing on the panorama swings. Simply relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!

Back in Iphofen, the historic old town attracts visitors with its famous Knauf Museum, many sights worth seeing and its special flair. The 1.8-kilometre “Herrengraben” circular walk leads along the completely preserved town wall, opening up interesting vistas of towers and gates and creating great motifs for the photo album. Stroll through the romantic alleys and discover individual shops and all kinds of delicacies at inns and wineries.

And what better way to round off your Iphofen discovery tour than to treat yourself to a glass of Iphofen wine with Franconian delicacies directly from the winegrowers and innkeepers or in the vinotheque, or to take the Iphofen pleasure home with you.

Nature, culture and enjoyment – this interesting and pleasurable combination will make your trip to the wine town of Iphofen an unforgettable experience.

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