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Stolberg is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has a long history as an industrial town and belongs to the district Aachen and the lower district court of Eschweiler. Stolberg is located approximately 5 km east of Aachen in a valley at the fringes of the Eifel which begins in the East with the Hurtgenwald and in the South in the municipality of Monschau. In the North, Stolberg borders Eschweiler.
Stolberg is firstly mentioned in documents from the 12th century. It became an important centre of brass production when protestant brass producers resettled to Stolberg from Aachen around 1600. Accordingly the nickname of Stolberg Die Kupferstadt or the Copper City, it does not indicate a connection of Stolberg with copper but derives from yellow copper, another term for brass. The Kupferhöfe or Copper yards, which where originally the locations of brass production and later developed into the mansions of the brass producers, reflect the influence those brass producers had on Stolberg and its economy.
The town's landmark is a castle which was rebuild at the beginning of the 20th century at the location of the former medieval castle of Stolberg and the old town in general. At the eastern border of the territory of Stolberg is the Wehebachtalsperre or Beck Wehe reservoir which includes a lookout point.
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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