Franken trilogy 1 – 700 years of the Bürgerspital


See also part 2 of Michael's Franken trilogy. 

The Hospice de Beaune, founded in 1443 by the then Chancellor of Burgundy Nicolas Rollin as a hospital for the poor, may be the most famous charitable institution in the wine world, but in terms of history it cannot quite match its German counterpart, the Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist in Würzburg, Franken, which, in 2016, celebrated its 700th anniversary in its dual role as a wine estate and charitable trust for the care of those citizens of the town of Würzburg who were too frail or sick to look after themselves.