Viticulture museum exibits wine crowns from 1949 to 2015
The opening-event (april 9th 2016) by Thomas Griese, undersecretary of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, the President of Germany's wine federation, Norbert Weber, as well as current Federal Wine Princess Katharina Fladung.
The German Wine Institute (DWI, i.e. Wines of Germany) which arranges the annual election of the branches first media representative, "Deutsche Weinkönigin", permanently loans out the crowns to the museum.
It was only last year that the DWI after 15 years replaced the crowns for GErmany's Wine Queen as well as for her two wine princesses with a call for bids amoung jewelers. ("making of"-video)
The Wine Queen's Facebook Fansite: www.facebook.com/weinkoenigin.
photo text: Germany's Wine Queens and their Crowns (from above left to lower right): Elisabeth Huber (1952/53), Ulrike Seyffardt (1972/73), Ursula Maur (1984/85), Birgit Schehl (1990/91), Nicole Then (2003/04) und die amtierende Deutsche Weinkönigin Josefine Schlumberger.