Landmarks of Wine Culture

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Landmarks of wine culture

Region: Rheingau

The Wine Crane of Oestrich

It is the landmark of the wine city of Oestrich-Winkel: The crane for loading wine onto ships on the Rhine is the only surviving witness for the technique for loading ships in former times. From this spot, many a wine cask started its journey, here, the new barrels arrived.

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Region: Rheingau

Schloss Johannisberg

This is legendary ground: The Castle of Johannisberg, near Geisenheim in the Rheingau, was the aim of a rider who acquired legendary fame – it was because of him that the Spätlese was born on these grounds.

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Region: Rheinhessen

Kupferberg-Museum in Mainz

The tickling pleasure of champagne has a long tradition in Mainz - and a multi-layered one: 60 cellars, stretching out in seven layers underneath the earth, is the treasure of the champagne makers of Kupferberg, situated on the Kästrich hill in Mainz - they are the cellars with the deepest reaching levels in the whole world.

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Region: Rheinhessen

Vineyard Site Liebfrauenstift

Abroad, this used to be the equivalent for German wine in general: the Liebfraumilch. The wine and the name have their origin in the vineyard site with the name Liebfrauenstift which is situated right around the Liebfrauenkirche in Worms.

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Region: Rheinhessen

Niersteiner Glöck

A historic charter proves it: the vineyard site "Niersteiner Glöck" is the oldest vineyard site in all Germany that is called by its name without pause. In 742, the Carolingian ruler Karlmann – successor to Karl Martell and uncle of Charlemagne – gave a church property on the Rhine as a gift to the diocese of Würzburg. The gift was the parish of Saint Mary's Church in Nierstein, and it included a vineyard – the "Glöck".

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Region: 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.

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Region: 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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Region: 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.

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Region: 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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Region: Sachsen

Staatsweingut Schloss Wackerbarth

Noblesse oblige – that has always been the motto on Castle Wackerbarth in Saxony. It stands for the way of life during the time of the castle's builder, field marshal and count palatine Christoph August von Wackerbarth.

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