Korb — Wine Producing Town In The Shadow Of Stuttgart

While in the Metropolitan Region of Stuttgart, Korb is one huge wine producing town. To fully understand the scale of the importance of this “drink of the gods,” you need a bit of viticulture history.

Baden-Württemberg (where you’ll find Korb) is one of the largest areas of grape growing in the country. It’s small considering that Germany has only one-tenth the land for growing grapes than countries like France or Italy. Yet, Germany is the 8th largest wine producing country globally!

Hmm, must be some pretty good stuff, eh? You bet it is, especially if you like the mostly dry wines that are produced here in Korb.

Note: If you see the word trocken on the wine bottle, it’s a dry wine.

The steep hills of the vineyards are really fabulous and make for some wonderful photo opportunities. So are all the stunning sculptures that are found on the Sculpture Trail that wind through the vineyards. Actually, you’ll find an old wine press over at the Kelterplatz and lots of other art sculptures throughout town.

When (I mean if) you can tear yourself away from the grapes, come see Korb’s Stone Age Museum. Located at Schulstraße 11 in the village of Kleinheppach, it’s got one of the largest private collections of prehistoric, Roman, and medieval artifacts.

Another awesome place to see while in Korb is the Steinreinacher Tower (and it’s not what you might think, either). It is the ruins of the St. Wolfgang Pilgrimage Church. You can still see its Gothic windows and the tower still stands after all these centuries. This is another great photo-op, so don’t say I didn’t tell you! ;-)

Last, but not least, is the Old Town Hall. It was built here back in the 14th century and its celler was once used as a prison. It’s now a really popular spot for weddings.

Hey, what’s a wedding without wine? At least the lucky couples won’t have to go far to find some!

 

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