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Frankfurt am Main

The city on the river Main in the German state of Hesse is known in terms of wine, especially for its apple wine (dialectal Äppelwoi or Ebbelwoi). The old town of the district Sachsenhausen is a popular nightlife and pub district, where you can find the traditional and partly very old apple wine pubs like "Wagner", "Fichtekränzi" or "Zum gemalen Haus". At the Frankfurt Christmas market, hot cider is served in addition to mulled wine. In Frankfurt there is also a vineyard with the Lohrberger Hang. This smallest and easternmost vineyard in the Rheingau wine region is managed by the winery of the city of Frankfurt. About 10,000 bottles of Riesling are produced annually, which is mostly dry and reaches late harvest quality in good years. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was born in the city. His father was the son of an innkeeper and had the extensive wine cellar of Goethe's birthplace built in the "Großen Hirschgraben", where Goethe later kept and constantly added to his extensive wine collection. The great wine lover regularly purchased his wines from Frankfurt merchants, among others.

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