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
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 ....