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The Swabians are cheerful people who love a good party. The annual grape harvest is always a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, celebrate, and enjoy good food and wine. Art lovers flock to Metzingen at Whitsun for the Swabian Art Market at the historical Seven Wine Presses where craftspeople from all over Germany come to sell their products.
Seven Wine Presses Festival
The popular Seven Wine Presses festival is organised every year for the grape harvest on the third weekend in October by Metzingen's winegrowing associations. For nine glorious days everything here revolves around wines from the region. Visitors can also enjoy a tempting selection of Swabian specialities and an enjoyable programme of musical entertainment.
Swabian Art Market
Every year at Whitsun, those with an interest in art flock to Metzingen for a very special highlight - the Swabian art market on Kelternplatz square. Against the historical backdrop of the Seven Wine Presses, visitors can browse through and buy objects made by artists and craftspeople from all over Germany.
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