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…World Heritage Site - The “Wine Island” of ReichenauGermany's southernmost vineyards are cultivated on Reichenau, an island in Lake Constance, now a World Heritage Site. Today, it is better known as the "vegetable…
… lava flows, porous lava chunks (pumice) and agglomerates from eruptions. All part of the 'volcanic wine' that has been produced here since 962.
…The four great wine casks of Heidelberg castle are legendary and they draw flocks of tourists every year, even though there’s now only one remaining cask on display.
… the vaulted cellars with up to five-meter-thick walls from 1720 to 1744.The beginnings of the wine estate can be traced back to a deed of gift by Embricho, bishop of Würzburg, in 1128, thus making it the…
… the new monastery. Up until 1100, harvests are noted in at least 170 communities from more than 923 "wine gardens" – the abbey probably owned even more.All of this is recorded in the Codex Laureshamensis, a…
… 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…