Juliusspital (Julius Hospital), located in Würzburg was founded by Julius Echter from Mespelbrunn in 1576 on the ground of a Jewish cemetery with the endowment of the abandoned monastery of Heiligenthal. It continues to function as a hospital but is particularly notable for being, at 170 hectares in the Franconian wine region, the second largest wine estate in Germany and the biggest individual German wine grower. Weingut Juliusspital is a member of Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates. The buildings are maintained to a high standard - they had a new pipe organ built by Orgelbau Vleugels in 2005.
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