Landmarks of Wine Culture

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Landmarks of wine culture

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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Württemberg

Kessler at Esslingen

This champagne's godfather was none other than the most famous brand Veuve Cliquot: On July 1st, 1826, Georg Christian von Kessler founded the first champagne manufactory of Germany in Esslingen on the Neckar river..

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Württemberg

Pfedelbach

In this scenery, wine presses mark the wanderer's routes, quite literally: Between Öhringen and Pfedelbach, there were once eight wine presses situated along the road. Their names were such as Pfaffenkelter, the priest's press, Meisenkelter, the tit's press, or Wacholderkelter, the juniper's press - most of them have vanished today. Stones from the presses, however, still mark their spots – and a Wine Press Path reminds of the old locations.

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Württemberg

Wine Estate Burg Hornberg

On these slopes, legendary Götz von Berlichingen once cultivated his wine: For 45 years, the famed yet notorious Frankonian chevalier with the iron hand lived on Burg Hornberg near Neckarzimmern. He became famous because of his fights during the Swabian Peasants War while the man with the cursing habit was made immortal by a play of the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. read more