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Gardelegen (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Gardelegen is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, on the right bank of the Milde, 20 miles west from Stendal, on the main line of railway Berlin-Hanover. It is noted for its Roman Catholic and three Evangelical churches, a hospital, founded in 1285, and a high-grade school. There are many manufacturers, notably of agricultural machinery and buttons, and its beer has a great repute. Gardelegen currently has 11,740 inhabitants, living within an area 68 square kilometers and has a population density of 173 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Gardelegen was founded in the 10th century, and was for a long time the seat of a line of Counts. In 1358 Gardelegen became a city of the Hanse. It suffered considerably in the Thirty Years' War, and in 1775 was burned by the French. On the neighboring heath Margrave Louis I of Brandenburg gained, in 1343, a victory over Otto the Mild of Brunswick.On 13 April 1945, 1016 concentration camp prisoners wer killed by the Nazis in the Isenschnibbler Feldscheune. Today this area is the site of a memorial for the dead. Gardelegen is also the seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft is collective municipality Gardelegen Stadt.
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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