Deutsches Weintor, Südpfalz

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Recommended by 110 out of 124 cyclists

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  • Johanna

    The German Wine Gate marks the beginning of the German Wine Route. It was built in the Third Reich to make the winegrowing region better known. Even today, an imperial eagle can be seen on the building. The swastika, which the eagle held in its claws, was removed after the end of the Second World War.

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    • June 27, 2018

  • Uwe.Reiter

    Here in silence begins the German wine route

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    • September 13, 2017

  • Gejo

    This building is a memorial that the past atrocities must never happen again.

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    • July 26, 2016

  • Uwe.Reiter

    unmistakably from the Nazi era but still the southern beginning of the German wine route

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Uwe.Reiter

    the beginning of the German Wine Route

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Rudi

    Umbrella bar at the Weintor, Schweigen-Rechtenbach

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Les Guilvinistes

    The Weintor dates from the time of the Nazi dictatorship. After an above-average wine harvest in 1934, there was a dramatic fall in prices. The Nazis used the economic crisis in the sense of their anti-Semitic propaganda, Jewish wine merchants were blamed for the situation and banned from work. The German Wine Route including the Weintor was created in 1935 as a widely visible symbol and part of the ideological rearmament against the neighbor France.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Michael

    Around the Weintor there are many nice restaurants that invite you to linger.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Ruediger K.

    Look yes. Buy wine: rather no.

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Bernd

    The German Wine Gate in Schweigen Rechtenbach is always worth a visit.
    Here begins the cabbage and turnip bike path to Bockenheim. Our 1st stage ended at the Knittelsheimer mill.

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Bernd

    From the train station in Wissembourg we drove to the German Wine Gate and from there to the cabbage and turnip bike path.

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Gejo

    The past remains recognizable.

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    • July 26, 2016

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Location: Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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