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Blankenburg (Harz) (Saxony-Anhalt)

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.
Blankenburg am Harz is a town and health resort in the district of Wernigerode, in the west of Saxony-Anhalt which lies to the northeast of central Germany, it is eighth largest in area and tenth in population among the country's sixteen Bundeslander or federal states. At the North foot of the Harz Mountains, Blankenburg am Harz is 12 miles by rail southwest from Halberstadt. It has been in large part rebuilt since a fire in 1836, and possesses a castle, with various collections, a museum of antiquities, an old town. Hall and churches. There are pine-needle baths and a hospital for Neural diseases. Gardening is a speciality. In the vicinity is a cliff or ridge of rock called Teufelsmauer or Devil’s Wall, from which fine views are obtained across the plain and into the deep gorges of the Harz Mountains. Blankenburg is the seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft or collective municipality.
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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