Landmarks of Wine Culture

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Landmarks of Wine Culture

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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Rotweingut Jean Stodden

“Anyone who thinks wine anew also thinks architecture anew.” Architect Hans-Jürgen Mertens from Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler followed this principle with the new tasting room of the Weingut Jean Stodden.

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Weingut Kloster Marienthal

Marienthal, the oldest monastery in the Ahr River Valley, was founded in 1137 near Dernau. In its heyday, it was run by Augustinian nuns, whose life was anything but easy.

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Baden

Schloss Heidelberg

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.

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Baden

Vineum Bodensee

Since July 2016, the Vineum Bodensee has enriched the cultural offering of the town. The 400-year old historic building, which has been elaborately and lovingly converted into a museum for the senses, now offers an interactive and sensory tour of the cultural history of wine.

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Baden

Vulkanfelsgarten Winklerberg

In Ihringen, Kaiserstuhl, vines grow on the sloping remains of a 15-million-old, extinct volcano. Winklerberg has everything an old volcano can offer: lava flows, porous lava chunks (pumice) and agglomerates from eruptions. All part of the 'volcanic wine' that has been produced here since 962.

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Baden

The Wine Island of Reichenau

Germany'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 island", but for centuries, viticulture was the economic basis of the island’s farmers.

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Baden

Weingut Abril

The warm reddish brown Weingut Abril in Bischoffingen, stands out against the rich green of the surrounding vineyards. The upper floors of this futuristic winery blend into the hillside of Enselberg, one of the top locations in the Kaiserstuhl region.

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Franken

Castell

April 6, 1659 was a milestone in the history of the Franconian village of Castell: Johann Georg Körner had new vines planted at the foot of the Schlossberg. Not just any vines, but rather “25 Austrian cuttings”, namely Silvaner.

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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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Franken

Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg

These cellars are monumental: they extend beneath the world heritage Würzburg Residence for some 4,557m². The magnificent building above is one of the most exceptional of all baroque palaces in Europe.

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Franken

Vinothek Iphofen

In the center of the Franconian winegrowing village of Iphofen, between the baroque town hall and the parish church of St. Veit, there is a building ensemble that combines historical and ultra-modern architecture in an exciting dialogue.

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