This time an idea from Ian, he makes incredible
nice pictures off places he has been!
Alf is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging
to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality –
in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate , Germany.
It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Zell, whose seat
is in the municipality of Zell an der Mosel.
Bremm, which with an elevation of 380 m above sea level
and a slope of roughly 65° is Europe’s steepest vineyard location.
This stretches along the Moselle from Ediger-Eller to Bremm,
and is part of the Mosel wine region.
Cochem, it is thought that Cochem Castle which
stands on a hill 100 metres above the River Mosel was
built around the start of the 11th century and was first mentioned
in a document dating from 1051. The castle remained in ruins until 1868,
when a Berlin businessman, Mr. Louis Ravené, brought the
castle lands and the ruins and began reconstruction work
on Cochem Castle incorporating the remains of the late Gothic buildings.
Zell and photo below, the "Zeller Swartze Katze".
The village of Zell achieved wine lore immortality in 1863,
when three wine merchants from Aachen were negotiating to purchase
the town’s best wine at Mayntzer’s Winery.
The winery’s black cat, without prompting, leaped atop a wine cask,
spitting and hissing at all who approached. The wine merchants had
found their wine, and it made them immensely wealthy.
this weeks theme was picked by Ian.