The first installment of the sixth German Wine Festival was held in Qingdao, Shandong province over the weekend as a platform to promote international trade between enterprises from different countries.
Clemens von Goetze, Germany's ambassador to China, and other guests opened the first bottles of wine for the event.
The second installment of the even it planned for Sept 25 to 27.
Xu Hongwei, a senior official from the Qingdao culture and tourism bureau, said the event not only provided an opportunity for local residents to learn about German culture but also made the city better known to friends all over the world.
"It was both a cultural exchange and a hot spot for leisure tourism," Xu said.
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