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Calbe (Saale) (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Calbe is a town in the district of Schonebeck, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, approximately 12 kilometers north of Bernburg, and 25 kilometers southeast of Magdeburg. Calbe an der Saale, as it is also known has a railway junction, and among its industries are wool-weaving and the manufacture of cloth, paper, stoves, sugar and bricks. Cucumbers and onions are cultivated, and soft coal is mined in the neighborhood. The town has a statue outside its city hall, of a man named Roland who stands for free trade and prosperity.
The town also has a very old church and a tower known as the Witch Tower. The river Saale runs on the east side of the town, and over a structure called a wear in German. This is similar to a dam accept the water flows over the structure rather than through it to generate energy. This takes the water between two buildings which used to harness the power of the water to mill grain into flour, and the other to make paper.  The small island of land between the actual Saale and the artificial one is called Gottesgnaden in German, which means God's Grace in English. The island is used to grow onions mostly and is connected to the city of Calbe by a bridge on the far side and also by a small ferry. The name of the town comes from the verb calbe, which means to calf or for a cow to give birth in old German.
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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