A town in southern Germany where my great grandfather Franz Carl Berthold came from. It’s not a particularly common name in Germany, and it turns out that I share a common ancestor with Herman Berthold, owner of Weingut Berthold. We spent a lovely day at the vineyard with the very generous Berthold family. Above – the town today. Below – what it looked like in 1905, based on an old postcard.
The town was virtually levelled in WW2, and subsequently rebuilt.