Germany 14 May: Bad Kreuznach - Landau in der Pfalz

Champagne Supernova

Thank you to Bad Kreuznach for accommodating us in a Castle!

Vukasin leads the way south

Blue skies to start the day

Our first Sunday meeting is in Alzey

The Mayor, Christoph Burkhard, receives the torch

Alzey is twinned with Harpenden in England and they have their very own English telephone box!

Yards and yards of vineyards

Our next meeting is in Grunstadt

Mr Bernhard Ellbruck greets us

Strawberry season has arrived!

We run through the beautiful town of Wachenheim

Dom Perignon

Torsten Bechtel, the Mayor, receives the torch

He welcomes us to the German Champagne region

The Wine princesses from Wachenheim and Palatinate welcome us. Ann-Kathrin 1st and Katherine Weisbrodt.

Alcohol free champagne for everybody!

The traditional half litre wineglasses of the region.

The Mayor used to be a good footballer - and can still run at a fair pace

Local runners in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse lead us into the city centre

The Mayor - Ingo Rothlingshofer - greets us

He too can run!

The local runners from Neustadt escort us along our route towards Landau in der Pfalz

Thank you to the Soho Hotel in Landau for luxurious accommodation!

And the Hotel Castell for a sumptuous dinner ....