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Pumpkinfest

Chocolate Infused Pumpkin Festival

Savor the Sweetness of Autumn

Each fall, hundreds of thousands of pumpkins and their round colorful cousins are brought to the palatial estate of Ludwigsburg’s Palace and for the next three months, turn the estate into a Pumpkin Wonderland. The annual exhibition attracts pumpkin enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy the elaborate displays made up of themed pumpkin sculptures, pumpkin-infused delicacies and hundreds of thousands of gorgeous gourds of all shapes and sizes.

Before we visit the lavishly decorated pumpkin paradise, we make a delicious detour to visit the home of Ritter Sport Chocolate. This is home to the nutty, creamy, fruity, sometimes crispy but always most delicious chocolate square, famous well beyond our German borders. Our visit here begins with an interactive tour showcasing the high-quality raw ingredients that go into these delicious chocolate confection cubes. Before we depart, Ritter Sport invites you to visit their fully loaded chocolate shop where you can shop to your heart's sweet content.     

Next, we continue on to our main attraction; the Pumpkin Park. This year the park transforms into a colorful jungle presenting all kinds of oversize sculptures of the rain forest. From huge leaf cutter ants to a funny parrot, you will see all kinds of fantastic animals that are built from over half a million pumpkins in all shapes and colors. Don’t miss to look for the chameleon. If you are lucky, it will not hide. You may even recognize some well-known film stars such as Mowgli and Baloo for a “meet & greet”.

The exhibition would not be complete without a variety of tasty pumpkin-inspired food and drinks to indulge in, including those special seasonal adult beverages with an extra kick for mom and dad.

Booking Details

 Prices

  • Є89 Adults & Youths
  • Є79 Children ages 3 - 11 years

 Departures Dates

16 Oct
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Yellow = Open to Book

Yellow indicates tour currently accepting reservations but minimum participation is not yet met.

Green = Confirmed Departure

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Red = Sold Out / Waitlist Only

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30 Oct
Open to Book

Tour Booking & Departure Status Color Codes

Grey = Not Yet Open to Book

Grey indicates the tour is not yet accepting reservations. Tours will open to book 3-4 weeks prior to departure date.

Yellow = Open to Book

Yellow indicates tour currently accepting reservations but minimum participation is not yet met.

Green = Confirmed Departure

Green indicates minimum participation has been met and departure is confirmed.

Red = Sold Out / Waitlist Only

Red indicates tour is currently full, with waitlist only.

Grey = Cancelled

Grey can also indicate a tour was cancelled.

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 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0730
  • Returns 2000
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.

 Included

  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • Ritter Sport Chocolate World
  • Chocolate Exhibition
  • Free time at the Chocolate Shop
  • Entrance To Pumpkin Park
  • Free time to explore the Park & Ludwigsburg
  • RTT Tour Guide

 Not Included
Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Cancellation Policy
Please download the RTT Tour Terms & Conditions PDF for cancellation policy and other information regarding tour reservations or visit our Terms and Conditions Page.

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 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.

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