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Landmarks of wine culture

Region: Saale-Unstrut

A Picture Book made of Stone

Once, in the time of Rokoko, written or painted album pages that were devoted to wine or chase were the big fashion of the time. Right outside the city walls of Naumburg, in the valley of blossoms near the city part of Großjena, there can be found what is likely to be the most unusual album ever made.

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Region: Mittelrhein

Bopparder Hamm

The largest contiguous vineyard area of the Mittelrhein lies within Rhine wine country's largest loop: Bopparder Hamm, a vine-clad district of the town of Boppard on the Rhine. The name probably derives from the Latin word hamus, meaning hook or crook (bend), alluding to the S-shaped form of the bend in the river.

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Region: Franken

Castell

April 6, 1659 was a milestone in the history of the Franconian village of Castell: Johann Georg Körner, the bailiff of the Count of Castell’s estate, had new vines planted at the foot of the Schlossberg (literally, castle hill).

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Region: Sachsen

Hoflößnitz

This can truly be called the cradle of Saxon viticulture: Here, on the estate Hoflößnitz, the Saxon electors partied during the wine harvest, here, the Saxon Club was invented - and here, a history of 600 years of viticultural tradition is at home.                   

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Region: Franken

Juliusspital

Probably the oldest depiction of a "Bocksbeutel" appears right in the middle of a 16th-century stone relief mounted on an exterior wall of the Juliusspital. Maybe it was meant to symbolize a medical flask...

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Region: Württemberg

Kessler at Esslingen

This champagne's godfather was none other than the most famous brand Veuve Cliquot: On July 1st, 1826, Georg Christian von Kessler founded the first champagne manufactory of Germany in Esslingen on the Neckar river.

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Region: Rheingau

Kloster Eberbach

This might well be the cradle of viticulture in the Rheingau, since no other building in the area symbolizes a centuries of culture of wine making as the Monastery of Eberbach near the village of Eltville does. It was in the year of the Lord 1136, when thirteen monks first set foot into this remote Rheingau valley.

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Region: Hessische Bergstraße

Kloster Lorsch

Probably no other place in Germany has done as much to preserve viticultural history as Lorsch Abbey, located just west of the strata montana, or mountain road, opposite the Hessische Bergstrasse region. A countless number of communities within an area stretching from Baden in the south, Franken in the east, and Rheinhessen in the west are able to track their viticultural history up to the early Middle Ages - thanks to Lorsch Abbey.

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Region: Rheinhessen

Kupferberg-Museum in Mainz

The tickling pleasure of champagne has a long tradition in Mainz - and a multi-layered one: 60 cellars, stretching out in seven layers underneath the earth, is the treasure of the champagne makers of Kupferberg, situated on the Kästrich hill in Mainz - they are the cellars with the deepest reaching levels in the whole world.

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Region: Ahr

Mayschoß-Altenahr

The cradle of wine-growers' cooperatives lies in Mayschoss in the Ahr River Valley. It was here that 18  vintners made wine history when they founded the world's first wine-growers' cooperative on 20 December 1868.

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