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Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Anno 1726

A Crop Report, in Rhyme

 
 
Anno 1726 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
1. Anno 1726 Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
Nach Ostern ist viel Schnee gelegen,
in Wäldern, Feldern aller Wegen,
und haben je dennoch durch göttische Güt,
die Trauben vor Pfingsten noch alle verblüht.
Man brachte auf Jakobs Tag Trauben herein
und wachs dies jahr noch ein köstlicher Wein.

(English translation:)

After Easter much snow lay on the ground,
in forests, fields, and all around.
But nevertheless, through God's great grace,
by Pentecost the Lord had set the grapes.
By Saint James' Day, the grapes picked off the vine,
were made into a delicious wine.

 
Location. 50° 2.516′ N, 10° 13.787′ E. Marker is in Schweinfurt, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Schultesstraße and Schillerplatz, on the left when traveling east on Schultesstraße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schultesstraße 32, Schweinfurt, Bavaria 97421, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Schweinfurt Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial

Anno 1726 Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
2. Anno 1726 Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here on the right, mounted to the wall in front of the parish house.
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Schweinfurt German Expellees' Memorial (about 120 meters away); Panzer-Regiment 4 Memorial (about 120 meters away); Raven Hotel / Hotel zum Raben (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dr. Martin Luther (approx. half a kilometer away); Schopperschen Haus / Schopper's House (approx. half a kilometer away); Olympia Fulvia Morata (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schweinfurt.
 
Regarding Anno 1726. The marker, oddly perhaps, but simply, is a crop report in rhyme. Snow was on the ground late into spring (Easter was relatively late that year, April 21st); by Pentecost (roughly six weeks later, i.e. by early June) the grapes had set, and by St. James' Day (July 25), they were already being harvested, with the resulting quality of wine apparently worthy of being commemorated in rhyme.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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