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The Wurstmarkt (literally: Sausage market) in the spa town of Bad Dürkheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany is the world's biggest wine festival with over 600,000 visitors each year. It is held annually on the second and third weekend of September. The first Wurstmarkt - under a different name - was held in the year 1417. It takes place in the middle of the town, outside the Giant Cask (Dürkheimer Riesenfass) - the largest wine barrel in the world, which also houses a restaurant. The festival is reminiscent of the common Weihnachtsmarkts, with fairground rides and many food stalls being temporarily installed for the event.

Wurstmarkt 2007


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Coordinates: 49°27′57.79″N 8°10′15.33″E / 49.4660528°N 8.1709250°E / 49.4660528; 8.1709250