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Brauneberg

Famous wine-growing community (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle with around 1,200 inhabitants. It was formerly called "Dusemond", whereby this name is derived from the Roman name of a vineyard as "dulcis mons" (Latin "sweet mountain"). In 1925 it was renamed Brauneberg to promote the famous locations. The total area of vines is over 300 hectares. The two famous individual layers of Brauneberger are located here Juffer and Juffer sundial who was already the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was one of the pearls of the Moselle region.

The name "Juffer" comes from the vineyards owned by nuns of the former Franciscan monastery. These were popularly called “Juffen” (virgins, prayer sisters or pious women) in the Rhineland dialect. According to another version, the name is derived from three unmarried daughters of a former owner who have remained "maidens" - in the Moselle-Franconian dialect, "maidens" are referred to as "juffen". The other individual layers in the community are chamber. monastery garden and almond trench.

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