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European in Deidesheim

Schwarzer Hahn

In the vaulted basement of the Deidesheimer Hof, this ultra-gourmet restaurant has gained a Michelin star for its creative French- and Palatinate-style haute cuisine. Mains might include Rhine river perch with smoke…
German in Deidesheim

LA Jordan

Inside the Ketschauer Hof, Michelin-starred LA Jordan has a four-course surprise menu, and five- and seven-course tasting menus that might include dishes such as seared tuna with mandarin and tarragon dressing, lacq…
Coffee in Deidesheim

Weincafe Kostbar

Run by Deidesheim local Markus Badura, whose intricate coffee etchings have seen him crowned the German latte art champion, this laid-back cafe has artworks created with coffee on the walls (all for sale), and cushi…
German in Deidesheim

St Urban

Within the Deidesheimer Hof is St Urban, whose modern take on regional cuisine might include Saumagen (stuffed pig's stomach; made with chestnuts in autumn) or blood liver sausage strudel. In winter, don't miss the …
Museum in Deidesheim

Deutsches Film-und Fototechnik Museum

Down an alleyway across from the Rathaus, this museum has an impressive collection of historic photographic and movie-making equipment, with over 5000 exhibits in all. Check out the vintage film-dispensing vending m…
Museum in Deidesheim

Museum für Weinkultur

A Marktplatz landmark with a canopied outdoor staircase, the Altes Rathaus (old town hall) dates from the 16th century. Inside is the three-storey Museum of Wine Culture, featuring displays on winemakers’ traditiona…
Cultural in Deidesheim

Geissbockversteigerug

In medieval times, the nearby village of Lambrecht paid Deidesheim one goat as rent for pasture rights in Deidesheim's forest, a tradition that has evolved into this lively 'goat festival'. Each year, a goat is para…
French in Deidesheim

Bistro 1718

Within the Ketschauer Hof, gourmet Bistro 1718 serves French classics such as salmon gravlax, duck confit with braised red cabbage, steak-frites with béarnaise sauce, and an aromatic bouillabaisse for two. Don't mis…
Wine in Deidesheim

Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr von Bassermann-Jordan

One of Deidesheim's oldest and most prestigious wineries, dating back nearly three centuries, produces exceptional Riesling and sauvignon blanc in particular, and organises guided vineyard walks, vaulted cellar tour…
Christmas Market in Deidesheim

Weihnachtsmarkt

Deidesheim is famed for its picturesque Christmas market, the region’s largest, with over 100 stalls selling quality decorations, toys and gifts, along with sweets, ready-to-eat dishes and warming mugs of mulled win…