Graach an der Mosel
|Graach an der Mosel|
|Area||8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||105 m (345 ft)|
|Population||664 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||77 /km2 (199 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Graach’s Ortsteile are Graach and Graach-Schäferei.
In 975, Graach had its first documentary mention as Gracha.
The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.
The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:
The municipality’s appearance is characterized by wineries, mostly built of quarried stone, and wine estates.
Some 90% of Graach’s vineyard area is in the form of steep-slope vineyards, and 95% of it is given over to raising Riesling grapes. One peculiarity is the cluster of ecclesiastical names borne by many of the local winemaking locations, such as Himmelreich (“Kingdom of Heaven”), Dompropst (“Cathedral Provost”) and Abtsberg (“Abbot’s Mountain”), which bear lasting witness to the ecclesiastical princes’ and monasteries’ ancient predilection for Graach’s wine slopes. Over a road used mainly by winegrowers, Graach is linked to Bernkastel-Kues, where the gate through which the road passes into town is called the Graach Gate (Graacher Tor in German).
- Municipality’s official webpage (German)
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