German Wine Gate
Deutsches Weintor eG,, An der Ahlmühle 1, 76831 Ilbesheim bei Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
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German Wine GateLocated in Schweigen-Rechtenbach, the German Wine Gate has marked the southern point of the Wine Route since 1936. It was actually built two years earlier, however, and placed along the Wine Route itself to help draw visitors after the plummeting wine prices of the prewar years. Today, the imposing sandstone structure continues to function mainly as a tourist attraction, with a popular on-site restaurant and surrounding vineyards that offer memorable views across the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains.