When the Spargels or asparagus tips pop up from the ground in the Spring it is a way for Germans to say "The Joy of Spring is here!". To help the celebration they have Spargelfests. (Asparagus festivals).
Celebrations happen in all states of Germany but even more so in the areas where the asparagus farms are. The Spargelfests feature dancing, Spargel peeling contests, asparagus dishes from appetizer to desserts, and of course the crown a Spargel Queen.
It would be a great Spring holiday or vacation to travel what is called the Asparagus routes.
The Baden Spargel Route is about 86 miles and the Lower Saxony Asparagus Route is 466 miles long. Along these routes you will find not only the Spargelfests asparagus fields, museums, a mass of cultural and historical sites, lakes, beautiful landscapes and, in season, restaurants offering all types of Spargel specialties and combinations.