Lindenfest

Lindenfest

Second weekend in July
A 600-year-old linden tree in Geisenheim, Germany, is the center of this annual festival celebrating the new wine. As the oldest town in the Rhineland region, Geisenheim is renowned for its vineyards, and during the Linden Tree Festival people come from all over the world to taste the wine, visit the vineyards, and make pilgrimages to Marienthal, a Franciscan shrine in a nearby wooded valley. The ancient linden tree is decorated with lights for the three-day festival, and folk dancing and feasting take place beneath its branches.
CONTACTS:
Rheingau-Taunus Information
An der Basilika 11 a
Oestrich-Winkel, 65375 Germany
49-6723-995-50; fax: 49-6723-995-55-5
www.rheingau-taunus-info.de
SOURCES:
FestWestEur-1958, p. 68
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