Eckelsheimer Kirchberg (Church Hill of Eckelsheim)
Church, cliff and wines from the volcano
On the southern border of the district lies the "Beller Kirche", a late Gothic ruin with a high choir, typical for Rheinhessen. The alter dedicated to St. Mary was completed in 1490, the nave in 1519. Today, the ruin is a venue for events, including wine tastings. The single vineyard "Eckelsheimer Kirchberg" refers to this church. The vines are rooted in gravel sand and exceptional volcanic stone. 30 million years ago, the whole region was flooded by a subtropical sea. The coastline of that time, the surf cliff, ran here. The “Strandpfad der Sinne” (Engl. "Beach Trail of the Senses") is a hiking trail referring to that time and making geology and viticulture come alive.