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World-famous individual location between the two communities Bremm and Eller (Burg Cochem area) in the German cultivation area Moselle, Excavations on the Calmon Ridge prove that the Romans had already been involved in viticulture around the turn of the times. On the mountain was a Roman mountain shrine from the second century. From 2005, extensive archaeological excavations were carried out; the Gallo-Roman temple was reconstructed and rebuilt. The Roman poet Venantius Fortunatus (530-610) described the Calmont in a poem during a Moselle boat trip around 588. Maybe the poet too Ausonius (310-395) knew this vineyard. The name goes either to the Latin "calvus mons" (bare mountain, rocks) or "calidus mons" (hot mountain), or to the Celtic "Kal" (hard = Felsenberg) back. Other individual Bremen locations are Abbey Klosterstuben, Calmont, Frauenberg, Laurentiusberg and Schlemmertröpfchen.

Bremm with Calmont

Around the ridge flows the Ellerbach, which flows southeast of the ridge into the Moselle. The 378.4 meter high Calmont summit is just under 290 meters above the Moselle. A viewing plateau is located just under a kilometer southwest of the Calmont summit at an altitude of 365 meters. Here stands the "War Generation Memorial", built around 1970, a 12 meter high (summit) cross. The orientation from the southwest to the southeast counts with up to 68 ° Tilt (248%) to the steepest vineyards of the world. It covers 33 hectares of vineyards. The rows of vines have been painstakingly set in natural stone walls over the centuries terraces created. The steepest area in the area is typically referred to as "Bremen's fear of death".

Monorack track in Calmont

The winemakers need mountaineering skills for the work and must be free from giddiness. The management is through Monorackbahnen (Monorail rack railways) supported or made possible in the first place. These serve as a means of transport for piles, fertilizers and grapes for harvesting or simply as a climbing aid for the winegrowers. Mainly the Riesling is cultivated here. In 2001 the Calmont via ferrata was built with the active help of committed citizens. The narrow footpath with a length of about three kilometers was secured and made accessible with six ladders, around 100 meters of safety ropes, 22 steps and 16 footsteps. It runs through an extraordinary landscape with a rare flora and fauna. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Amlinger & son. Boendgen. Franzen Michael. Franzen Reinhold. Laurentiushof, Leitzgen Günter, Treis Johannes and Vinitorum Quaterni.

Calmont - steep slope

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