Winary Karl Ludwig Schmitt

Winary Karl Ludwig Schmitt

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The Schmitt Winery is a good example of Nierstein’s wineries being not only successful businesses, but also often centers of culture.

This is particularly true with regard of the Schmitt winery, because Georg and Karl Ludwig Schmitt kept an open house for international artists, masterminds and world movers. A close friend of the family was Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Schweitzer, who had been a guest here several times in the 1950s. Hans-Peter Hexemer, today chairman of the Niersteiner History Association, was a 5-year-old boy at the time. He fondly remembers Schweitzer's visits:
[ZOOM 37 | TC 3:10 | Original sound from Hans-PeterHexemer]
Of course we have always been told that the jungle doctor comes, the great organist! He is going to play the big organ in Oppenheim. The medic, the pastor! He is much honored! Not only does he have white hair, he is also a wise man. So we were already aware of that! [...] And I remember that we felt that [...] when he died in 1965, that it was a great loss. And also adopted many of his ideas for us. The respect for the creatures, the respect for the environment, helping for the third world: these are ideas that he represented long before they became part of general thought somehow.
Other great personalities also gladly accepted Karl Ludwig Schmitt's invitation to Nierstein: King Gustav VI. Adolf of Sweden, Hohenzollern Prince Louis Ferdinand, the cellist Ludwig Hoelscher and the pianist Elly Ney. Or the Pulitzer Prize winner Louis M. Lochner. Karl-Ludwig Schmitt brought people, culture and wine together here in his winery. He built bridges: from Nierstein into the world.
The map at the end of this website shows you how to get to our next stop.

Route to the next station:

Mathildenhof

Winary Karl Ludwig Schmitt

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

The Schmitt Winery is a good example of Nierstein’s wineries being not only successful businesses, but also often centers of culture.

This is particularly true with regard of the Schmitt winery, because Georg and Karl Ludwig Schmitt kept an open house for international artists, masterminds and world movers. A close friend of the family was Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Schweitzer, who had been a guest here several times in the 1950s. Hans-Peter Hexemer, today chairman of the Niersteiner History Association, was a 5-year-old boy at the time. He fondly remembers Schweitzer's visits:
[ZOOM 37 | TC 3:10 | Original sound from Hans-PeterHexemer]
Of course we have always been told that the jungle doctor comes, the great organist! He is going to play the big organ in Oppenheim. The medic, the pastor! He is much honored! Not only does he have white hair, he is also a wise man. So we were already aware of that! [...] And I remember that we felt that [...] when he died in 1965, that it was a great loss. And also adopted many of his ideas for us. The respect for the creatures, the respect for the environment, helping for the third world: these are ideas that he represented long before they became part of general thought somehow.
Other great personalities also gladly accepted Karl Ludwig Schmitt's invitation to Nierstein: King Gustav VI. Adolf of Sweden, Hohenzollern Prince Louis Ferdinand, the cellist Ludwig Hoelscher and the pianist Elly Ney. Or the Pulitzer Prize winner Louis M. Lochner. Karl-Ludwig Schmitt brought people, culture and wine together here in his winery. He built bridges: from Nierstein into the world.
The map at the end of this website shows you how to get to our next stop.

Route to the next station:

Mathildenhof

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