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Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt - frequently asked questions

Opening hours, arrival, parking and everything important at a glance.

Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt - frequently asked questions

Opening hours, arrival, parking and everything important at a glance.

Frequently asked questions about the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt

What is the best way to travel to the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt? Where can I park my car safely?  How long is the Wurstmarkt open? Why is the festival called "Wurstmarkt"?

Here you can find out everything you need to know about the Bad Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt and can immerse yourself perfectly prepared and carefree in the spectacular atmosphere of this unique event!

  • General information about the Wurstmarkt 2022

    Furthermore, no ticket is required for entry to the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, entry is free of charge.

    Please do not bring large bags or backpacks, they will be checked at the entrances by our security staff.

  • When is the Wurstmarkt open?

    In the morning, the hustle and bustle on the Wurstmarkt area begins. The closing time is on all days with the last guest.

  • What are the opening hours of the rides?

    The rides are open from 11 am and close at midnight at the latest.

  • How long is music played in the tents?

    On all days until midnight.

  • Does admission to the marquees cost?

    Admission to the marquees is free of charge. On September 16 in one of the tents is an event, this costs admission.

  • What takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays?

    On the so-called "intermediate market" the sausage market hustle and bustle rests. On these two days, only some of the Schubkarch stands and a few food stands are open from noon to 10 pm. This year, the wine village is additionally open on Wednesdays.

    NEW: On Wednesday September 14, starting at 3 pm, the band Gitarrenhelden will play for the 30th anniversary of the Wine Village!

  • Wurstmarkt program

    You can find the detailed Wurstmarkt program here.

  • Arrival

    - Car (see "Parking in Bad Dürkheim" at the end of the page).

    - Streetcar line 4 or 9 (station forecourt), special timetables will be set up.

    - Deutsche Bahn (train station), trains will be reinforced according to the existing timetable.

    We strongly recommend arriving by public transport.

    Special transport 

    The VRN and Deutsche Bahn offer an enormous range of bus and train connections from all over Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and Karlsruhe until 3 a.m. around the Wurstmarkt.

  • Overview map

  • Emergency numbers & safety

    The DRK (German Red Cross) and the police can be found on the direction north opposite the Agip gas station at the old police station. 

    For emergencies please dial the: Coming soon!

    Parents will receive contact information bracelets for their children at the entrances, at the Tourist Information, at the police. Here the contact details of the parents are entered, so that if a child has lost sight of his parents, he can contact them with these contact details.

  • Restroom

    There are a total of seven toilet facilities on the fairground. You will find these marked in detail on the overview plan (see above). 

  • Diaper-changing room

    A diaper-changing room is located at the DRK (German Red Cross) opposite the Agip gas station on the fairground.

  • Tourist Information

    You can visit the Tourist Information at Kurbrunnenstraße 21 c, Monday to Sunday from 09:30 to 18:00.

    You can also reach us at: (0049) 6322 935 4500 or info@bad-duerkheim.de 

  • Lost & Found

    Lost property is handed in at the Tourist Information, in Kurbrunnenstraße 21 c, or at the police station, opposite the Agip gas station on the fairground. On the following day, these will be given to the official lost and found office of the city, in Mannheimer Straße 24. They can be reached by telephone on (0049) 6322 93 50.

  • ATM

    An ATM can be found on the fairground at the Dürkheimer Riesenfass.

  • Accessibility

    The entire fairground is barrier-free accessible. Barrier-free toilets can be found next to the Dürkheimer Riesenfass, in a side alley. The Euro key is required for use.

  • Why is the festival called "Wurstmarkt"?

    An invoice for delivered leather from the year 1417 is (until today) the first documented mention of the Michaelismarkt in Dürkheim - the actual origin of the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt. The Michaelismarkt, since the beginning of the 19th century probably because of the immense sausage consumption in the vernacular more and more called Wurstmarkt, was originally a medieval consumer fair to supply the pilgrims on the patron saint's day of St. Michael around the chapel of the same name. As the space there soon became insufficient, the market activities shifted more and more to the Brühlwiesen. With over 600,000 visitors and around 300 wines, the Michaelmas Market has today become the largest wine festival in the world.


Parking spaces for cars

For those who wish to travel by car, there are approximately 2,200 managed parking spaces and a further 1,500 unmanned parking spaces available during the Wurstmarkt. It is best to follow the parking guidance system. This will lead you to the following parking spaces.

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