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Weinsberg Overview

Weinsberg is a town in the north of the German state Baden-Württemberg. It was founded in 1200 and is situated in the district Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide). The town has about 11,800 inhabitants. It is noted for its wine. The town's name itself is derived from the German word Weinberg, which means vineyard.

Weinsberg lies in the eastern district Heilbronn in the northeast of Baden-Wuerttemberg, between the Neckar in the west and the Löwenstein (Löwenstein vacation rentals | Löwenstein travel guide) mountains in the east. The small river Sulm rises from the Löwenstein mountains and flows into the Neckar after approximately 20 km. The valley formed of the Sulm and their supplies is called Weinsberger Tal. The city mainly lies in and on the tendencies of the valley of the Stadtseebach (also called Saubach), a southern supply of the Sulm. The Sulm flows by Weinsberg's area, but not by the city itself, and only a small northern part of the city lies at the edge of the Sulm valley. Weinsberg's city covers 22.22 km², about which 13.95 km² are allotted to Weinsberg, 3.36 km² to Gellmersbach, 2.10 km² to Grantschen and 2.79 km² to Wimmental (conditions: June 2006).

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In 1868 the winemaking cooperative Weinsberg was created, getting fusioned with Erlenbach's and Heilbronn's cooperatives to the Genossenschaftskellerei Heilbronn-Erlenbach-Weinsberg e. G., still attaching the most wine-growers of Weinsberg. In addition there are some estates removing and marketing their wine by themselves. Besides there's the Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau (LVWO or briefly viticulture school) created in 1868, educating people and marketing their wine as Staatsweingut Weinsberg. Since January 19, 1957, there's also the technical school of cooper business accomplishing courses each year to a mastership examination in this profession. Finally since 1972 also the viticulture association of Württemberg resides in Weinsberg.

Weibertreu Museum opened in the City Hall hosts a large number of works of art for Weinsberg and its history.

The Kerner House is the house built in 1822 Justinus Kerner, and later his son Theobald Kerner, the 1907-by Justinus Kerner-Verein purchased and the following year as a museum has been made available.

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More about the History of Weinsberg

The earliest known settlement trace in Weinsberg is a group of tumuli. They're situated in the forest near the boundary to Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide) and haven't been investigated so far. It is assumed that the tumuli are to be assigned to the Hallstatt culture. During the Second World War, Weinsberg was the site of a prison camp for Allied officers (French and British). On April 12, 1945, the town was destroyed by aerial bombings, gunfire and the fires which resulted from this.

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Weinsberg is a town in the north of the German state Baden-Württemberg. It was founded in 1200 and is situated in the district Heilbronn. The town has about 11,800 inhabitants. It is noted for its wine. The town's name itself is derived from the German word "Weinberg", which means "vineyard".

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