hr fernsehen, 2.45 p.m
Warm hospitality, good wine, good food, 2,000 hours of sunshine a year - a landscape straight out of a picture book. In March, the almond blossom heralds the arrival of spring. Then a pink splendour adorns the German Wine Route and the hiking trails. Together with the vast Palatinate Forest, the region is particularly inviting for hiking, cycling and climbing at this time. We accompany former wine princess Christina Fischer on a journey through her homeland from the Palatinate Forest to Deidesheim - and discover with her a region that has more to offer than "Worscht un' Woi". Christina takes us to dizzying heights at the Trifels climbing rock, we meet Europe's largest coral breeder in the small village of Leinsweiler, indulge in reveries in the garden of a (rather down-to-earth) fantasist, learn the secret of fine raspberry chocolate tartlets and discover that German sparkling wine and Japanese food harmonise excellently. And by the way: the bass guitars of Lady Gaga and Prince also come from the Palatinate.