Landmarks of Wine Culture

Tourism

Mosel

The Calmont Vineyard

There's no steeper slope even along the Mosel: With a gradient of up to 60%, the Calmont is the steepest sloped vineyard in all Europe. The hill with a height of 290 metres, rising between Bremm and Ediger-Eller, was born 400 million years ago in the earth age of Devon and consists of slate rocks and weathered graywacke stones.

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Mosel

The City of Art Nouveau, Traben-Trarbach

This is a true landmark for the significance wine trading once held for the Mosel region: the Art Nouveau city of Traben-Trarbach. Around the year 1900, the small city in the middle of the Mosel valley was the most important wine trading city of the world – with the exception of French Bordeaux. read more
Mosel

Römische Kelteranlage Piesport

In these basins the Romans once trod upon Mosel finest fruits – quite literally: In Piesport, a small community on the Mosel, in 1985 the biggest Roman wine press north of the Alpes was discovered. It was discovered during the land clearance right at the feet of the famous steep slope site of the "Piesporter Goldtröpfchen." read more
Mosel

Vineyards' Sundials

They measure the progress of time throughout the day and they are as old as mankind: Up to the beginning of the 19th century, sundials were the yery synonym for watches – since there were no others. The principle is easy: A pole is fixed into earth paralleling the axis of the earth, its shadow then points out the position of the sun therefore denoting the hours or even minutes. read more
Mosel

Wine estate Vereinigte Hospitien, Trier

The heritage of Roman times, here you can grasp it with your hands: in the cellar of the Vereinigte Hospitien in Trier. The origins of the wine cellar reach back to the year 330 when two big storehouses stood on the banks of the river Mosel, called "horreas" by the Romans. Here, wine was stored which had been brought upstream, products from the wine presses further down the river.

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Nahe

The Open-Air Museum of Bad Sobernheim

This is a panorama of viticulture, stretching from Medieval times up to today – and there's no better place to experience it all than the open-air museum of Bad Sobernheim on the Nahe river. Founded in 1973 in the idyllic valley of the nightingale, the museum today stretches out over 35 hectares and answers to 60,000 visitors per year: it is the biggest open-air museum in the state of Rhenania-Palatina.

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Nahe

Gut Hermannsberg

This hill has become famous for the prophetress Hildegard von Bingen, but the Disibodenberg in Odernheim on the Nahe river also has an ages old history of viticulture. Traces on the southern slope point to Roman grapevines that once grew on the Disibodenberg.

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Nahe

The Ruins of the Monastery of Disibodenberg

This hill has become famous for the prophetress Hildegard von Bingen, but the Disibodenberg in Odernheim on the Nahe river also has an ages old history of viticulture. Traces on the southern slope point to Roman grapevines that once grew on the Disibodenberg.

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Saale-Unstrut

The Vineyard Cottages of Saale-Unstrut

They are the landmark of the wine making region of Saale-Unstrut: the vineyard cottages. In no other region of Germany, there is such an amassment of these little cottages, huts and sometimes even villas that used to serve as shelters for the laborers in the vineyards. read more
Saale-Unstrut

Rotkäppchen's Champagne Cellars

This is where the sparkling wine with the red cap comes from: the Rotkäppchen Champagne, a true landmark of German viticultural history. On September 26th in 1856, the brothers Moritz and Julius Kloss together with their friend Carl Foerster founded the wine shop Kloss & Foerster in the city of Freyburg on the Unstrut river.

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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. read more
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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