In Iphofen a large part of the old town district has been modernised. Lighting with LED technology from ERCO underlines the picturesque character of the Franconian wine town. Whilst grazing light accentuates the craftsmanship of the historic buildings, light accents emphasise striking elements on the new buildings.
Iphofen, a small town near to Würzburg in Germany has been known for many centuries for its winemaking. For approximately 20 years both the public sector and local companies such as Knauf Gips KG based in the town have increasingly invested in "wine & architecture". The aim is to use architecture to create a context-based wine experience. Historic buildings were upgraded for the purpose and have been supplemented with modern buildings and accompanying leisure opportunities. For sample, the wine house inaugurated in 2000 connects an existing heritage building with a steel and glass annex. On the other hand, the historic vineyard with its three terraces offers a comparison of how viticulture appeared in the Middle Ages, around 1800 and in 1960.