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Eutin (Schleswig-Holstein)

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.
Eutin is the district capital of Ostholstein located in the northernmost German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It has a population of 17,000 residents. The originally Slavonic settlement of Utin was populated in the 12th century by Dutch settlers. In 1156 Eutin became a market town. City rights were granted in the year 1257. It would later become the seat of the Bishopric of Lubeck, as Lubeck itself was an imperial free city. When the Bishopric was secularized in 1803, Eutin became part of the Duchy of Oldenburg.
Eutin is the birthplace of composer Carl Maria von Weber. To honor him, a free air stage Freilichtbuhne was built in a park 1951 where several operas and orchestral works are performed during the summer months, at least one of them is written by Carl Maria von Weber. The capacity of this open-air stage is for about 2000 people. It is a good idea to bring a raincoat or similar to the performance if the weather is unstable. Poet and translator Johann Heinrich Voss lived in Eutin for about 20 years as principal of the local grammar school which bears his name until today, the Johann-Heinrich-Voss Gymnasium. The name of another famous citizen is Nikolaus Mercator, a mathematician born in Eutin in 1620.
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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