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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 ancient place of worship. Hermann is possibly a corruption of Hermes, the Roman patron god of all messengers and travellers. The second part of the name can be traced back to a small gallery in the middle section, where powder for copper mining in what is now the neighbouring single vineyard Kupfergrube used to be stored. In 1902, the Prussian state government bought an area of land interspersed with rocky outcrops and low oak woodland in order to expand the site, which had already been known for centuries. The clearing work was mainly carried out by prisoners, for whom a separate branch prison had even been built. In the neighbourhood is the single vineyard Hermannsberg.

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