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Hermannshöhle

Single vineyard in the municipality of Niederhausen in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. The origin of the name probably goes back to Roman times and refers to an old place of worship. Hermann is possibly a corruption of Hermes, the Roman patron god of all messengers and travelers. The second part of the name can be traced back to a small gallery in the middle part, where in former times the powder for the copper mining in the today's neighbouring single site Kupfergrube was stored. In 1902, the Prussian state government purchased an area of land interspersed with rocky outcrops and low oak woodland in order to extend the site, which had already been known for centuries. For the clearing work mainly prisoners were used, for whom one had even established a separate branch prison. The single vineyard Hermannsberg is located in the neighborhood.

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