It's Eiswein harvest time on the Moselle and two Germans have invented a new machine that speeds up grape picking on steep slopes. This fully-automated harvester is now in demand the world over.
Using professional harvesting equipment, the criminals stole €8,000 of grapes. Police are calling for witnesses to come forward after the crime was committed in broad daylight.
The unusually hot German summer was a hindrance to many farmers, but Germany's winemakers aren't complaining. Estimates show there'll be no shortage of German wine next year — cheers to that!
In recent decades, the village-like district of Montmartre in Paris, characterized by its steep hills and sweeping views, has been transformed by the arrival of mass tourism.
Monumental structures from the Roman Empire in Trier, vineyards on the slopes of the Moselle and Rhine: the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for culture buffs and epicures.
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