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Brauneberg

Famous wine-growing community (Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle wine region with about 1,200 inhabitants. It used to be called "Dusemond", although this name is derived from the Roman term for a vineyard as "dulcis mons" (lat. "sweet mountain"). In 1925 it was renamed Brauneberg in order to promote the famous sites. The total area under vines is over 300 hectares. Here you can find, among other things, the two famous individual vineyards Brauneberger Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr, which were already counted among the pearls of the Moselle region by the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821).

The name "Juffer" comes from the vineyard property of nuns of the former Franciscan monastery. These were popularly called "Juffen" (virgins, prayer sisters or sanctimonious nuns) in the Rhineland dialect. According to another version, the name is derived from three unmarried, i.e. "virgins", daughters of a former owner - in the Mosel-Franconian dialect, "virgins" are called "Juffen". The other individual locations in the community are Kammer, Klostergarten and Mandelgraben.

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