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Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity. Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities.
Cuxhaven is a town in Lower Saxony in Germany. It has around 55,000 inhabitants and is located on the coast of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. It has a footprint of 14 kilometers from east to west and by 7 kilometers from north to south. It is the capital of the Cuxhaven district and an admired vacation spot on the North Sea. Between 1945 and 1964 a range of experiments in rocketry were performed close to Cuxhaven. On 2, 4 and 14th October in 1945, one rocket of type A4 was launched from a region between Arensch and Sahlenburg to show the V-2 rocket to the Allied military. It was known as Operation Backfire and a layout plan of the starting place of Operation Backfire can be found here.
From 1957 to 1964 in the cotton wool region of Cuxhaven, the German Rocket Society, the Hermann Oberth society, Ernst Mohr and the Berthold Seliger research and development company launched 500 rockets. The smallest of these rockets were used for sea rescue, while the biggest were used as research rockets. The most amazing rockets launched at that period in the tideland of Cuxhaven were the rockets of Ernst Mohr. It reached a maximum altitude of 50 kilometers with a takeoff weight of 150 kilograms.
Cuxhaven is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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