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    Eltville am Rhein Wine Tour

    I found myself intrigued by a lovely opportunity to go on a wine tour! I was promised that such a trip would reveal a wealth of hidden history in the region. A local retired wine maker greeted us in the morning.  Our first stop was in front of the Johanneskirche and we were introduced to the interesting history of Princess Marianne (Wilhelmina Frederika Louise Charlotte Marianne). She was a woman of means and enjoyed the freedom her wealth brought her.  Although this also meant a great deal of isolation, she did end up being responsible for Erbach becoming the center of culture.  When the princess lost her 12 year old son to pneumonia she…

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