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Ungeheuer

Famous single vineyard in the municipality of Forst in the Mittelhaardt area, Großlage Mariengarten in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. The German Chancellor Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), after drinking a Riesling from this vineyard of the Reichsrat von Buhl winery, said: "This monster tastes monstrous to me". This made the vineyard world-famous. Incidentally, on the occasion of his 68th birthday, Bismarck was also given a bottle of the legendary 1811 from this vineyard by the Bassermann-Jordan winery. The local inn Zum Forster Ungeheuer advertises that Napoleon (1769-1821) dined in what is now its "Napoleon Room" in the late summer of 1805, when he passed through the Palatinate on his way to Austerlitz. The name "Forster Ungeheuer" comes from an official scribe named Johann Adam Ungeheuer in Deidesheim in 1699, who thus "immortalised" his name. So the name has nothing to do with a beast, although there are two stone monsters at the entrance and exit of Forst.

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