Rheingau is the name given to the agricultural region that lies along the bank of the Middle Rhine River, between Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main. Axel Hütte is well-known for his landscape works. His images are devoid of human presence, and break down reality into an almost abstract vision. The vision of the romantic landscape—sublime or picturesque—which reached mass popularity towards the end of the nineteenth century, finds here its perfect leitmotif, and soon takes shape in broadly distributed mementos and souvenirs. In this project, the German photographer investigates this process of the production, establishment and transmission of images, and of the construction of collective memory.