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The Museum of horticulture and viticulture: photos, description (Gaertner - und Haeckermuseum)

Museum of gardening and wine-making was opened in the Bavarian town of Bamberg in 1979. It is the only Museum in southern Germany, dedicated solely to the lives of ordinary Bavarian gardener and winemaker.

The Museum is partially located under the open sky, but also he belongs to science Lodge 1767, the year of construction. The interior design is authentic and refers to 1900. The house consists of several rooms: a bedroom, living room, kitchen, pantry, utility rooms. It is surrounded by a patio and vegetable garden. As exhibits a variety of gardening tools, Dating from the XIX century. Most of the exhibition is devoted to traditional gardening for the religious rites.

In addition, in the Museum you can see the varieties of different vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in this region of Germany. It should be noted that the land to the East of Regnitz river, where is Bamberg - began to cultivate in the time of the late middle Ages. The roots and rhizomes of plants that grew here often added to food as spice, or they were made for curative teas and poultices. Among these plants it is necessary to allocate licorice, onion, leeks, spinach, beets, caraway, kohlrabi and lettuce.

Interestingly, for a long time this territory was dominated by a fairly mild climate allows you to grow more capricious varieties that traditionally grow only in the Mediterranean. This also explains the fact that in Bamberg was widespread winemaking - the slopes of the hill on which is built the Cathedral, were covered with vineyards. However, in the nineteenth century saw a dramatic change in climate in the region is much colder, so the cultivation of grapes became impossible. However, from an economic point of view, the city lost a little, focusing on the sale of fruits, vegetables and grains.

The whole story is detailed and clearly presented in the Museum of horticulture and viticulture, which has continued after Bamberg was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO in 1993.