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Delmenhorst is an urban district or Kreisfreie Stadt in Lower Saxony, Germany. It has a population of 76,000 and is located between Bremen and Oldenburg. The city has a total area of 62.36 square kilometers and a population density of about 1219 inhabitants per square kilometer. It was first mentioned in a charter in the year 1254, a castle to protect the newly founded settlement was established in about 1247.
In the industrial age, Delmenhorst experienced a great economical growth, thanks to Bremen. They exported the resources and produced their commodities in the surrounding villages. The industries arising were the Jute, a spinning works and weavery in 1871, the Delmenhorster Linoleumfabrik, a linoleum factory, in 1882, the Norddeutsche Wollkammerei und Kammgarnspinnerei or Nordwolle, another, bigger spinning works, and several others. The number of inhabitants quadrupled in these years.

In the year 2000, Delmenhorst was an outpost of the Hanover-based Expo 2000.The landmark of the town is complex of the watertower with the adjacent Town Hall, built from 1910 to 1914 by architect Heinz Stoffregen. Another interesting place is the Burginsel or Castle Island, in which the old castle existed in medieval times. The construction was torn off during the 18th century. Today a park, called the Graft occupies the grounds of the old castle.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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