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Bitburg (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Bitburg or in English, Bit Castle, is a city in Germany, capital of the district Bitburg-Prum, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated approximately 25 kilometers or 16 miles north-west of Trier, and 50 kilometers or 31 miles north-east of Luxembourg city. Two American airbases, Bitburg Air Base and Spangdahlem Air Base, are located nearby.
The city’s name derives from its Celtic toponym, Beda. Bit Castle was created approximately 2000 years ago as a stopover for traffic from Lyon, through Metz and Trier to Cologne. The first mentioned name was Vicus Beda. Emperor Constantine expanded the settlement to a road castle around 330, the central part of which forms the town centre to the present day. Bit Castle is first documented only after the end of the Roman Empire around 715 as castrum bedense. Bitburg subsequently became part of Franconia.
Today Bitburg is a city in the Eifel, near Trier. Bitburg has circa 14,112 citizens. The biggest company is the Bitburger Brauerei, one of the largest beer manufacturers in the world. Bitburger Brauerei is a major sponsor of the German soccer team. Bitburg hosts the annual European Festival of Folklore. In 1995, the former NATO base was designated the Bitburg Airfield Trade Area, providing 500 hectares and at present a home where 180 enterprises have established themselves.

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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