Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

The six-century history of winemaking in the medieval cellars of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg was made possible by the donations of thankful generations of hospital patients. A hospital since 1395, this historic cellar is renowned for the high quality of its wines. The company prohibits advertising, and they reinvest all profits into the purchase of medical equipment for the needy. Local Alsatian vineyards vie for the chance to age their wine in the caves. The hospital is best known for its Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris varieties. Your visit to the on-site wine museum features an incredible collection of tools and machinery, such as a wine press dating from the early 17th century and more than 40 ancient aging barrels. One incredibly old barrel is still filled with wine from the year 1472--one of the oldest wines in the world. A visit to Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Strasbourg attractions website to plot your vacation.
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  • We were there without a guide (was somehow not bookable). Unfortunately there were no audio guides.... still interesting to see the oldest being in the world. Admission free of charge.
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  • even if we do not drink wine, this cellar is unique, what about the fut that contains the oldest wine in the world? magic
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  • An extraordinary place, well worth a visit. It's worth asking for an audio guide (€3). Both the architecture and the collection of gigantic barrels are impressive and interesting. There is a good selection of reasonably priced wines in the shop.
  • Great selection of wines. Also if you venture in then turn to the right, you can walk down an ancient narrow passageway that used be a smaller cellar. And if you got the the left you will have a large walkway filled with gigantic barrels of wine, well carved and at the of the walkway you will see the oldest barreled white wine in the world 15th century and one of the barrels has a 'Indian's' head excuisitely carved into it.
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