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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 sculpturespumpkin 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 hearts sweet content.      

Next, we continue on to our main attraction; the Pumpkin Park. This year the park transforms into a fantastic underwater world full of magical sea creatures. Over 450,000 pumpkins have been lovingly carved and shaped to represent life in the ocean. An oversized rainbow fish inspires with magnificent colors, a gigantic jellyfish spreads its tentacles and an imposing submarine invites you to dive along. Well-known stars from film and television such as Ariel the Mermaid and Spongebob  Square Pants will be there to “meet & greet” and the huge shark with its wide open mouth will be the perfect backdrop for spectacular selfies – but don’t worry, it won’t bite.

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

Special Mask Requirements for Bavaria

Castles and public buildings in Bavaria require a FFP 2 mask for visitors 14 and older. For children 6 – 13, a surgical musk will suffice. In case of emergency (lost or broken mask), additional masks can be obtained from the tour guide or at the cash desk at the individual venue for a small fee.

Important Notice

  • First Come First Serve
  • Adults must be fully vaccinated or provide letter of recovery.
  • Children 6-16 years old required to provide negative COVID-19 test that is valid through the scheduled tour end / return time, children under 6 years not permitted.  Passengers 17 years and older must be vaccinated.
  • Masks must be worn on bus
  • Bookings accepted by
    ONLY BY PHONE Mon - Fri 0900 - 1630
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with the latest ordinance of the State of  Rhineland Pfalz.  See additional travel restrictions and procedures that apply to this trip at bottom of page.

Booking Details

 Prices

  • Є79 Adults
  • Є69 Children ages 6 - 14 years
  • Children under 6 years of age not permitted

 Departures Dates

  • 02 October Sold Out
  • 03 October Open to Book

 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.

Bus Travel Procedures & Restrictions

Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside of the bus

Boarding Process

  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m)
  • Hands must be disinfected before entering (liquid made available by Bus Company)

During Bus Travel Journey

  • Stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure)
  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover at all times while inside the bus
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Helpful Info

Service Hours

Currently Closed
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED
Due to COVID-19 RTT will continue to serve the community our office will be closed to walk-in customers. RTT will remain open and provide service by Phone and our Customer Care Center.

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66877 Ramstein AFB Germany
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Service Hours

Monday - Friday
09:00 - 16:30 hrs
Service by Phone & Internet Only
No Walk-ins until further notice
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