Drink a toast to Goethe
Surrounding Goethe's birthday on 28 August, this year's Wine Festival will be celebrated at Marktplatz - organised by the Thüringische Landeszeitung with municipal support. The jovial wine village with its many guests dominates the celebrations surrounding Goethe's birthday. The Goethe Wine Festival was initiated by the Thüringische Landeszeitung in the early 1990's as a small cultural enrichment for the later "Cultural City of Europe" and has become a wine festival with a folk-fest character in the meantime, attracting visitors from far beyond the Thuringian borders. The illustrious opening of the wine village has become a tradition: wine queens and other "majesties" as well as touristic symbolic figures from many different regions join the large group of prominent guests from politics, business and culture.