Top choice german in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

For a gastronomic extravaganza, book a table at Benjamin Peifer's Michelin-starred, vaulted brick cellar restaurant within a half-timbered house in the town centre. Over 300 wines complement exquisite dishes like pickled trout with sauerkraut and horseradish, followed by steamed liver dumplings with Riesling foam, hay-roasted pigeon with foie gras mousse, and nougat ganache with hazelnut yoghurt.

Live jazz plays in the summer courtyard. Upstairs, are six spacious guest rooms (doubles from €100).