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Olewiger wine festival

Ninorta I: The first Syrian Wine Queen in Germany. Her successor on the throne: Bärbel I, a sinologist. And by the traditional barrel roll through the streets: The then German Federal Family Minister Katarina Barley. No doubt at all: In Olewig, women have increasingly taken the scepter in their hands in recent years. And this is what the men are proud of –not only in the Trier district itself, but throughout the city.

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Open-minded, cheerful and tolerant: This is also how the Trier-Olewig wine festival should be, which the association of local winemakers has been hosting for more than 70 years. Therefore, the festival offers quite naturally also other fluid delicacies, such as beer and Viez (Appel wine). A good thing for the many guests who want to celebrate –from Friday to Monday– more variety into their glasses, on the thoroughfare (locked for the duration of the festival), on the adjacent green space or in the courtyards of the local wineries and restaurants. Live music and culinary delights complement the visit of the festival. Also, according to the tradition, a new Trier Wine Queen is crowned each year at the Olewig wine festival. Finally, the female scepter should never be given completely out of hand.

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