Kaiserslautern sits on the north-western edge of the Palatine forest. To the south-east, on the other side of the Palatine forest, lies the Palatine wine road which links several towns and villages. This region is often compared to Tuscany due to the kilometres of vineyards, red roofed houses and dramatic scenery. About 35km from Kaiserslautern, it is an easy day trip and well worth the time. A good starting off point would be Bad Dürkheim (take the B37 from Kaiserslautern) where one could drive either north up to the A6 for the return trip or south to Neustadt and back to Kaiserslautern along the B39. Each village has loads of small wine-growers and there is every opportunity to stop for wine and food. A truly lovely area, the wine road should not be missed.