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Das LandCapital for Wine Trading

In the 19th century Traben-Trarbach, a protestant enclave within the catholic Archbishopric Trier, boasted a prosperous wine trade with protestant Netherlands, Great Britain and Prussia, and the Prussian Capital of Berlin, where its catholic citizen were not allowed to trade wine. Next to Bordeaux, the City of Traben-Trarbach was the most important trading place for wine on earth. In 1883 the City was connected to the German railway network and its main track from Berlin to Metz, a modern way to ship Mosel wines all over the world. Consequently a wealthy class of merchants set the stage for an urban revival. Still Traben-Trarbach is a centre for Mosel Riesling with ambious, innovative wineries.