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Cham (Bavaria)

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. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity.
Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Cham is a city in the east of the federal state Bavaria in Germany. It is the seat of the district of Cham, which is part of the administrative region Upper Palatinate. It lies within the Cham-Further lowland, which is surrounded on the south by the Bavarian Forest and on the north by the Oberpfälzer Wald. The city is located on the Regen River, which joins the Danube at Regensburg.
Monks from Regensburg established the Marienmunster, the first and oldest church in the Bavarian forest, at Chammunster in the 8th century. The first reference to Cham as a city appeared in 976. Its first railway connection came in 1861. On April 18th, 1945, a British air raid on the western part of Cham caused 63 deaths. The entrance of several German war refugees from Silesia and the Sudetenland enlarged Cham's population from 5,860 to over 10,000.

Cham is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Germany.

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