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Information to the Kelternplatz
A Kelter is both a press for extracting juice and the room or building in which the press is located. Other terms for winepresses are also Torkel, Torggel or Torggl, all of which can be traced back to the Latin original meaning torquere for rotate.
The facilities were erected on behalf of the Zwiefalten monastery, among others. In around 1500 the number of halls had risen to seven. They served as protection for the so-called winepress trees, wooden lever presses with which the grape juice was produced. The Romans already knew such devices, in the Middle Ages this tradition was taken up again.