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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.
Landshut, a city in Bavaria, Germany, is the capital of the Niederbayern region. The 800th anniversary of the city was celebrated in 2004. The city is located on the Isar River. The population of the city as of 2003 was 60.156. The city of Landshut is accessed by the A92 autobahn.
The city of Landshut and Trausnitz castle were founded in 1204 by Duke Louis I. Already in 1231 Landshut became a Wittelsbach residence and in 1255 when the duchy of Bavaria was split in two Landshut became also the capital of Lower Bavaria. Duke Henry XVI was the first of the three famous rich dukes, who reined Bayern-Landshut in the 15th century. The wedding of Duke George with the Polish princess royal Jadwiga Jagiellon in 1475 was celebrated in Landshut with one of the most splendid festivals of the Middle Age. After his death and a short war of succession Lower-Bavaria Landshut was reunited with Bavaria-Munich. Louis X, Duke of Bavaria built the Landshut residence 1537 to 1543 and William V, Duke of Bavaria ordered to upgrade Trausnitz castle from a gothic fortification into a renaissance complex. There are also two nuclear power plants located at about 14 kilometers away from Landshut, Isar I and Isar II.
Landshut prides itself on its important role in social and cultural development in the history of Bavaria as well as on the opportunity provided to its citizens to work, live and grow in a clean and prosperous environment. The city of Landshut has placed itself at the top of a list of municipalities in the Metropolitan Region with the highest quality of life.

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