Johannisberg (Geisenheim)

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For the German wine grape that is also known as Johannisberg, see Riesling.

Johannisberg is a village in Hessen, Germany. It is part of the city of Geisenheim in the Rheingau, on the right bank of the Rhine, 6 m. S. of Rüdesheim by railway.

The place is mainly celebrated for the beautiful castle, Schloss Johannisberg, which crowns a hill overlooking the Rhine valley, and is surrounded by vineyards yielding the famous Johannisberger wine. The Schloss, built in 1757-1759 by the abbots of Fulda on the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in 1090, was bestowed, in 1807, by Napoleon upon Marshal Kellermann.[citation needed] In 1816 it was given by Francis I of Austria, to Prince Metternich, in recognition of his services as Austrian Foreign Minister.[1]


  1. ^ Palmer, Alan (1972). Metternich: Councillor of Europe (1997 reprint ed.). London: Orion. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-85799-868-9. 

External links[edit]

  1. Fürst von Metternich sparkling wine

Coordinates: 50°00′00″N 7°58′40″E / 50.00000°N 7.97778°E / 50.00000; 7.97778