Sommerloch in Rhineland-Palatinate

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Sommerloch © Klaus Graf/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Sommerloch © Klaus Graf/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Sommerloch is a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate with 400 inhabitants. In the town on Weinbergstraße (Wine Mountain Street) is Saint Aegidius Roman Catholic church built in 1789. Sommerloch lies northwest of Bad Kreuznach in the vicinity of the Nahe Valley, on the edge of the Soonwalds. The village is surrounded by vineyards. Seven wineries grow about 100 hectares of vines, primarily Riesling grapes. This wine region is not far from the “middle” Rhine River, not far from Bingen and Ingelheim.

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Sommerloch © Klaus Graf/cc-by-sa-2.0-de
In the 1158 Sommerloch was mentioned as managed by the Rupert Monastery of Bingen. Later the location was ruled by the Herrschaft Dalberg. The name originally referred to the location as being a wet basin or a wet valley. Today the village is situated in a pleasant valley surrounded by hills planted with rows of grapes.

The German newsmedia term Sommerloch refers to a boring time in the summer when news is lacking. Alternatively, the popular translation of the German word Sommerloch is “silly season” in English.

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