Kallstadt, Germany – Donald Trump’s Ancestral Home
Posted on July 22, 2016
After reading a rather unfavorable description of Donald Trump’s ancestral home of Kallstadt in the New Yorker magazine, we decided to take a look, especially since it was on our way from Rhodt to Mainz. We couldn’t imagine a village in this wine growing region being anything less than first class. We think that what we saw and experienced there proved us right, a lovely trim town worthy of a visit in its own right, especially if you are into fresh German white wines.
As unlikely as it may be, Kallstadt is the ancestral home of two American families who have made it big – not only the Trumps but also Heinz, the tomato catsup folks. We parked our car on the edge of town and right there stood the Heinz family winery.
We stopped in at the corner bakery and inquired about the Trumps and where the cemetery is located. After the usual ohhs and args we were pointed in the right direction. There we found lots of modern era headstones of Trumps and Heinz but nothing really old.
Here’s another entry into town, near the cemetery.
Of course we worked up quite an appetite in all our searching around for famous names. Here we found a likely spot for lunch.
Did I mention that the town is famed for a gastronomic specialty – pig stomach? You see it depicted here on this sculpture.
If you really want to know what pig stomach looks like, then…
As we turned our car toward Mainz, we digested all the experiences that Kallstadt had offered us.