Ramada Treff Neustadt Weinstrasse

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Exterstrasse 2, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Rhineland-Palatinate, 67433, Germany
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Travel Tips for Neustadt an der Weinstraße


by Kathrin_E

Elwetritschen or Elwedritschen (d and t sound alike in the local dialect anyway) are a species of bird-like creatures that are endemic to the forests and vineyards of Palatine. You will come across their traces everywhere, and if you keep your eyes open you may even spot some in Neustadt’s old town. They are very famous and subject to a lot of research in the field of tritschology. They are also known in the region called Oberpfalz in the Northeast of Bavaria, which used to be under Palatinate rule, and in some parts of the USA that have a lot of inhabitants with Palatinate roots. Probably the first immigrants from Palatine brought some with them across the Atlantic.

Elwetritschen are crosses between chickens, geese or ducks with elves and goblins. Due to their goblin ancestry, their eggs grow with the development of the chick. They are mostly nocturnal and feed on grapes, that’s why vineyard owners are not too happy about them. On the other hand, they are said to be extremely tasty. Any caught Elwetritsche ends up in the cooking pot or on the grill immediately. That explains why no photos of them exist.

Elwetritschen hunting is done in the darkness of the night, best after the consumption of a certain amount of local wine. The birds are very shy but at the same time very curious. You need a lantern to attract their attention. They will come and look. One of the hunters has to hold an open sack while his mates act as drovers and make noise in the forest around him. The frightened Elwetritschen will then hop into the sack to seek a dark refuge, and all it takes is closing the sack and carrying them home.

In other words, be prepared for everything if you are invited to go on an Elwetritschen hunt. The 'drovers' will soon disappear and assemble at the nearest pub to wait for the most probably unfortunate hunter and his empty sack... In other words, these birds are closely related to, for example, Wolpertingers and Australian drop bears.

However, they are part of the cultural heritage of the region. They have inspired artists and artisans to give them fantastic shapes and faces. Often they are depicted as females with breasts and long hair. In Palatinate souvenir shops you will find them in all materials from plush to pottery. The most impressive art work about them is the Elwetritschen fountain in Neustadt by Gernot Rumpf. A local Volkshochschule even offers a class where you can obtain an Elwetritschen hunting licence.

Visiting Hambach Castle

by hunterV

I enjoyed my day trip to this place and visiting Hambach Castle.
I walked around it several times, visited the museum and had a privileged lunch in the castle conference hall.
Very informative, impressive and majestic!

Neustadt on the Wine Road

by Kathrin_E

Neustadt is the largest town in the wine region of Palatine, and the main hub on the German Wine Road. The town's economy, image, culture is very much based on wine and everything related to wine. To wine lovers a visit is highly recommended. Besides, Neustadt has a nice little old town.

Not only humans love the products of Neustadt's vineyards, though. The hills around Neustadt are home to the (in)famous Elwetritschen...

Visiting the Castle of Freedom

by hunterV

"Discoveries Never End"

During my private stay in Altenkirchen, Westerwald, in December 1999 my host family took me to this wonderful town where they had some business to do.
So I could visit Hambach Castle.
I had enough time for sight-seeing while my host family was busy.

"Exploration Continues"

I did not visit the city itself and only spent several hours exploring the ancient castle and visiting the history museum.

"Live and Learn!"

Thanks to that visit I learnt a lot of new things about the German history, the things I had not even read about in any of the textbooks during my studies at the foreign languages college.
Live and learn!


by Bregman

Right on the German wine road (Weinstraße) you'll find the little town of Neustadt. Here you'll find a charming old town with a lot of old houses, a 16th century town hall and a beautiful market place.

For more sites in the area, have a look at my Rhineland Palatinate - Rheinland Pfalz travelogue.


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