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… Romans were the first to introduce systematic viticulture. In 370, a Roman citadel was built here and wine was an inherent part of the legionnaires’ daily rations. In 643, viticulture was officially documented.…
…Old Wine Trading Centre of Bacharach: Home of Roman god BacchusThis city honors the ancient God of Bacchus in its name. Bacharach took its name, so legend goes, from the Celtic word "Baccaracum" - meaning Baccarus'…
…Proof that the Romans once crushed grapes by foot can be found in an ancient wine press preserved in Piesport, near the Moselschleife (a major bow in the river). It is the biggest Roman wine press north of the Alps.
… in Trier, you can grasp the heritage of Roman times with your hands. The origins of this wine cellar, the oldest in Germany, reach back to the year 330.
… as sundials were installed on sun-drenched southern slopes and this is where grapes for premium wines also flourished. The most famous ones are the Wehlener sundial, the neighbouring Zeltinger…
…The Art Nouveau city of Traben-Trarbach is a true landmark for the significance that wine trading once held for the Mosel region. Around 1900, this small city in the middle of the Mosel valley was the most important…
… rise upwards towards naked mountaintops", there "yields a harvest of the many colored grapes to the wine maker, hanging inside the precipice, harvesting the fruit." So steep the slopes and so bare the slate…
… that the cloister vineyards have been continuously cultivated since at least the 11th century.The wine estate and the ruins of the cloister have been owned and run by the von Racknitz family since…
… years however, viticulture suffered heavily from pests and disease, especially phylloxera, and many winegrowers had given up, abandoning their sites.Then in 1901, the Prussian state started to buy the steep,…
… was, of course, a natural part of life in an area which still today produces the highest quantities of wines in Germany. Thus, viticulture and its historical culture are an important theme in the museum –…