Goering Wine Cellar
The famous cellar of cricova and the wines collection of hermann göring.
Goering wine cellar. Above hermann göring the archer. Cricova was more of an experiment at the beginning but the place turned out to be an excellent cellar for fine wines. A veteran world war i fighter pilot ace he was a recipient of the pour le mérite the blue max. 12 january 1893 15 october 1946 was a german political and military leader and a convicted war criminal göring was one of the most powerful figures in the nazi party which ruled germany from 1933 to 1945.
The tunnels that house goering s wine collection. In one section lies a collection of wine which once belonged to nazi hermann goering. Operating in moldova is the world s second biggest underground wine store the cricova winery. Right göring in front of the fireplace in the jagdhalle.
All through the 1930s he raised lion cubs. Hermann wilhelm göring or goering. Half a century ago the soviet masters of moldova built one of the world s greatest wine stores in a warren of old mining tunnels deep inside the limestone hills 70 miles 113km of subterranean. These house tons and tons of wine made to age for perfection.
But behind this was all a master plan. Confiscated by the red army in 1945 it estimated that one bottle could by worth 15 000 25 000 20 000. It was said that his cellar was stacked full of painting and statues that he had no room for to present. Now the biggest and the most prestigious winery in the country it produces.
The famous collection of fine wines belonged to field marshal hermann goering and the german reich preserved in the prestigious wine cellars of cricova which are about 20 km from the capital chisinau. Also if our troops had really been smart when entering berchtesgaden and just grabbing some house hold items or getting drunk in goering wine seller all they had to do was take all those painting hanging on goering s walls and other nazi homes with masters art works which the nazis had looted and whose real owners were dead having been sent to the death camps. Göring had planned to turn carinhall into a gigantic art museum the norddeutsche galerie by 1953 in time for his 60th birthday but the fall of the reich scuppered his plans.