The wine witch- Die Weinhexe
The legend states that night after night, wine was disappearing from the winzermeister's wine cellar. In order to catch the 'witch' that was stealing the wine, the master hid in a barrel one night. Along comes the thief,,,,out jumps the master,,,Aha! Caught you! he cries, only to find that the wine witch was his own wife!
Winningen: Home of the Weinhex
In the 17th century, this area was notorious for its witch hunts. Located on the Mosel, Winningen is full of witches; a fountain, wood carving, souvenir dolls, witches hanging here, there, everywhere.
The July day we visited Winningen, there was a witch festival in progress.
In late August, Germany's oldest wine festival is celebrated here.