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Neumagen-Dhron is a municipality in the district Bernkastel-Wittlich, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the river Moselle, approx. 15 km south of Wittlich (Wittlich vacation rentals | Wittlich travel guide) and 20 km north-west of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide).
Neumagen-Dhron has a centre that is very significant for the wealth of its wine merchants of former centuries. In Neumagen-Dhron (Latin Noviomagus) there was found a sculpture of an antique Roman ship transporting wine. A replica of the sculpture can be seen in the village close to the church. The original being housed in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. Early autumn 2007, a replica of this ship made its maiden voyage and is now stationed in a special harbour area in Neumagen-Dhron.
Things to See in Neumagen-Dhron
One attraction is the archaeological trail, where guided tours are offered regularly. At the core of the district Neumagen is a cast of the Roman wine ship next to the old St. Peter's Chapel and the Ausoniusgarten. Something about the early history one can learn in the museum.
Gothic church in the district Dhron, as well as the nearby Domfreihof offer themselves for inspection.
Further upriver is the new bike path, which leads directly to the wine situation Rosengärtchen with the rose arch and the martyr chapel.
The replica of the Neumagener wine vessel can be chartered.
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More about the History of Neumagen-Dhron
Neumagen-Dhron claimed a number of other locations in addition to the title of Germany's oldest wine town. The wine village Neumagen was founded by the Romans some 2000 years ago as a stopover on the journey from Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) to Koblenz (Koblenz vacation rentals | Koblenz travel guide) along the Moselle. It is the place where the Neumagener wine vessel (now State Museum Trier) resides. A copy of the wine vessel in the center to be visited. In the early Middle Ages Dhron was probably the location of the Episcopal Nicetiusburg. The sites were also later Archbishopric of Trier. From 1794 they were under French rule in 1814, she was assigned to the Congress of Vienna, the Kingdom of Prussia. Since 1947, the municipalities and Neumagen Dhron were part of the newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The community Neumagen-Dhron was newly formed on 7 June 1969
[ source: wikipedia ]