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Dinkelsbuhl (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.
Dinkelsbuhl is one of the popular destinations in Germany, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. Positioned almost 444 meters above the sea level, Dinkelsbuhl is located in the district of Ansbach, north of Aalen and covers a total land area of 75.19 square kilometers. Its population according to the 2005 census was 11,750 inhabitants while the population density was 156 per square kilometer.
Dinkelsbuhl blends an historic past and a vibrant present. It was fortified by the emperor Henry the fifth and received in 1305 the same municipal rights as Ulm. Later in 1351, it obtained the position of a free imperial city, which it retained till 1802, when it passed to Bavaria.
Presently, Dinkelsbuhl experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, mountain views and prominent sights. It is still surrounded by old medieval walls and towers. Noteworthy is the so-called Deutsches Haus, the ancestral home of the counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten, a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.
Other attractions in Dinkelsbuhl include the Castle of the Teutonic Order, with a rococo chapel, the Monastery of St. George, the monument to Christoph von Schmid, a writer of stories for the young, Museum of the third Dimension, and a museum showing historical findings and reconstructions of ancient houses of the city and the church of St. Vincent, 2 kilometers outside the city.
Like some of its sister municipalities and towns in the Ansbach, Dinkelsbuhl is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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