Sulzheimer Schildberg (Shield mountain of Sulzberg)
Paint for the tower, concrete for the vineyard house
No, nobody is up to anything here (German: etwas im Schilde führen). The name is based on the shield-shaped, humpbacked elevation. The local community of Sulzheim is surrounded by the vines of the single vineyard. A variety of vines grow on clay marl and limestone. The Schildberg tower was built by the community in 2010 and painted according to designs by the colour designer Professor von Garnier. The motto is: "When the flag flies on the Schildberg, there is always good wine there". Another highlight is the ultra-modern concrete vineyard house Perka, an experimental and research building of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Two rest areas with a panorama and table of wine delight hikers.
> Info about the Schildberg tower: https://www.rheinhessen.de/a-schildbergturm
> Info about the concrete building Perka https://www.rheinhessen.de/a-weinberghaus-perka
> The pilgrimage route of St. James in Rheinhessen passes Sulzheim: https://www.woerrstaedterland.de/rheinhessischer-jakobsweg
> Perka in the Rheinhessen blog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/10-schoensten-aussichten-wanderwegen-rheinhessen/
> Hiking on the Hiwweltour Neuborn: https://www.rheinhessen.de/hiwweltour-neuborn