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Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe

Hermann Müller-Thurgau

Hermann Müller-Thurgau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
1. Hermann Müller-Thurgau Marker
In diesem Gebäude,
dem ehemaligen
Botanischen Institut der Universität,
wirkte von 1872 bis 1876 der
Botaniker und spätere Weinbauforscher
Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller-Thurgau,
der 1882 die später
nach ihm benannte Rebsorte
Müller-Thurgau züchtete


(English translation:)

From 1872 to 1876 in this building, the former Botanical Institute of the University, worked the botanist and later viticultural researcher, Professor Hermann Müller-Thurgau, who in 1882 bred the type of grape that was to later bear his name.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 49° 47.926′ N, 9° 55.954′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bayern (Bavaria). Marker is on Klinikstrasse just south of Marcusstrasse, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Klinikstrasse 3, Würzburg BY 97070, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historicher Gedenkpunkt / A Place for Historical Contemplation (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line);

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Wilhelm Röntgen (about 180 meters away); Julius von Sachs (about 180 meters away); Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen (about 180 meters away); Site of Former Manor House (about 180 meters away); Rudolf Virchow (about 180 meters away); Albert von Koelliker (about 180 meters away); Philipp Franz Von Siebold (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
Also see . . .
1. Müller-Thurgau (Wikipedia). "Müller-Thurgau is a white grape variety (sp. Vitis vinifera) which was created by Hermann Müller from the Swiss Canton of Thurgau in 1882. It is a crossing of Riesling with Madeleine Royale. It is used to make white wine in Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Hungary, England, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, New Zealand, the United States and Japan. There are around 42,000 hectares (104,000 acres) cultivated worldwide, which makes Müller-Thurgau the most widely planted of the so-called "new breeds" of grape varieties created since the late 19th century. Although plantings have decreased significantly since
Hermann Müller-Thurgau Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
2. Hermann Müller-Thurgau Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the left of the entrance.
the 1980s, as of 2006 it was still Germany's second most planted variety at 14,000 hectares and 13.7% of the total vineyard surface...." (Submitted on October 8, 2018.) 

2. Hermann Müller (Thurgau) (Wikipedia). "Hermann Müller (21 October 1850 in Tägerwilen, Thurgau, Switzerland – 18 January 1927, in Wädenswil, Zurich), was a Swiss botanist, plant physiologist, oenologist and grape breeder. He called himself Müller-Thurgau, taking the name of his home canton." (Submitted on October 8, 2018.) 
Additional keywords. wine viticulture Gedenktafel
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Sep. 21, 2023