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„Franconian wine is most certainly, a little piece of paradise.“

Proverb from the Main-Franconian region

Gift a piece of history from the Main-Franconian region

The Bocksbeutel

A Bocksbeutel is a bottle in the shape of a flattened ellipsoid for wines from the Franconian wine-growing region.
As early as 1726, good quality wine was sealed in bulbous bottles in Würzburg to protect it from wine adulteration.

Bellied containers made of clay, metal or glass have been used to transport beverages since ancient times, but since the sealing of good wine in 1726, the Bocksbeutel has stood for Franconian wine and quality.

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Geschenk- und Weinverpackung
Gift and wine packaging

Lügensteine zur Dekoration
Lying stones for decoration
Ein Lügenstein: Kopulierende Frösche
A Lying stone: Copulating Frogs

The Würzburg Lying Stones

In 1725, 2000 stones with bizarre images appeared in the Main-Franconcian region. With fraudulent intent, these stones were made of local shell limestone by a hand still unknown today, hidden in a mountain near Eibelstadt, and excavated to great fanfare.

The highly endowed Johannes Bartholomäus Adam Beringer (1670-1738) from Würzburg, personal physician and university professor, not suspecting a fraud at first, had to examine the stones with the latest methods of his time. Were they spontaneous imitations of natural fossils, as mainstream science still taught, or were they merely works of an ancient craft.

Beringer had 204 stones engraved on 21 copper plates to present this to his learned colleagues for evaluation in May 1726 as part of his work “Lithographia Wirceburgensis”. Too late Beringer realized that the stones were not formed in a natural way, but were fraudulently created by human hands. That is why they are known today as the so-called Lying Stones.

“We all err, only each one errs differently”

Martius, 1795

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Books & more from Mainfranken

The Main-Franconian region, often referred to as “Wine-Franconia”, is the heartland of the Bavarian administrative district of Lower Franconia and includes the Franconian wine-growing regions along the Main River.

Gift book about the culinar highlights of Main-Franconcia!

View of the Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg, which is surrounded by vineyards