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Monster

Famous single vineyard site in the municipality of Forst in the Mittelhaardt area, large Mariengarten site in the German Palatinate wine growing region. The German Chancellor Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), after enjoying a Riesling from this location from the Reichsrat von Buhl Winery, said: "This monster tastes monstrous to me". With this he made the site world-famous. Incidentally, on the occasion of his 68th birthday, Bismarck also received a bottle of the legendary 1811 from this vineyard from the Bassermann-Jordan Winery as a gift. The local inn "Zum Forster Ungeheuer" advertises the fact that Napoleon (1769-1821) dined in today's "Napoleon Room" of the house in late summer 1805, when he was passing through the Palatinate on his way to Austerlitz. The name "Forster Ungeheuer" comes from an official scribe with the name of Johann Adam Ungeheuer in Deidesheim from 1699, who thus "immortalized" his name in an immortal way. Thus, the name has nothing to do with a monster, although there are two stone monsters at the entrance and exit of Forst.

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