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Wine Panorama Path with Sculpture Path
In the middle of the Heilbronn Wine Panorama Path (Wein Panorama Weg) running through the Wartberg Hill vineyard countryside is largest open-air winegrowing-themed museum.
24 stations with 40 information boards along the 6 km round trip impart a sensory impression of winegrowing in Heilbronn. The trail runs past the Adolf Heinrich's beam wine press, different varieties of vines and a multitude of vine dressers’ cottages. The wine press is one of the largest and oldest of wine pressers seen in Germany today.
The wine press still functions and is occasionally started up for demonstration purposes.
The Wine Panorama Path shows the present and historical winegrowing in its social, cultural, ecological and economical context. The climax is the panoramic view from the 308 m high Wartberg with the Wartberg tower and the winegrowing museum “Schaufenster unter den Arkaden”.
The Sgraffiti frieze
“Das Heilbronner Weinjahr”
(“The Heilbronn Wine Year”) by
the painter and vine dresser
Gustav Schneider is the trinket on
the winegrowing display. From the
point of the stakes to the grape
gathering, the 13 murals bring to life
the way in which the vine dressers
have worked in the vineyards over
the past 30 years.
Artwork has decorated the stretch of road since the summer of 2005.
The sculpture path on the wine panorama path is part of the conception from the Municipal Museum “Art in public space”. Eleven sculptures and pieces of art from well-known sculptors accentuate the prominent sites in the Wartberg vineyard countryside.
In remembrance of soldiers killed in action in the Second World War and those who died on 4th December 1944, the day Heilbronn was destroyed by an air attack, the local vine dressers erected a memorial stone on the Wine Panorama Path.
Further information and the brochure “Weinerlebnis” (only in German) can be obtained from the Heilbronn Tourist Information Office. It's also possible to order the broschure by the "Broschure Order Form".