Of all the things Alzey known for, wine is at the top of the list.
When an estate of farmland and vineyards was donated to the state in 1916, Alzey became one of the few municipally-run wineries in Germany. Wine is so popular in Alzey, that they even have their own wine queen who is elected each year and is at attendance of all of the major public wine events.
The town also offers tours of vineyards and winemaking facilities, of course.
The museum in Alzey was founded in 1906. It was converted from an old urban hospital and is conveniently located in the middle of the town, a five-minute walk from the train station. The museum focuses on the cultural and natural history of the inner Rhenish Hesse.
The museum is divided into three floors with each floor representing a different theme. One floor represents the history of the city and folklore. Another has pre and early history artifacts and exhibits. And the last is dedicated to geology and paleontology.
The horse fountain market is the hub of Alzey and is the vibrant, pulsating heart of the city. You can find the market in the center of the city by looking for (you guessed it…) a large bronze horse next to a fountain. The town hosts many events in this market, so check with the tourist center in Alzey to see if there is anything going on during your stay.
Alzey contains a registry of old churches. The oldest of today’s churches is the Nikolai Church located at the upper market. The location was first used as a chapel in 1350, but the church as you see it today was built over the course of about 80 years from 1420 to 1500.
The St. Joseph Kirche is another beautiful church to visit. The present building was built in 1964, but the area has been used as a place of worship since the 1700s.
As for nightlife, there are several dance clubs and sports bars in the area if you are looking for a little bit more wild of a night.