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Geesthacht (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.
Geesthacht or Elbe is the largest city in the district of Duchy of Lauenburg in Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost of the 16 Bundeslander in Germany. It lies 10 kilometers southeast of Hamburg on the banks of the river Elbe, one of the major waterways of Central Europe, originating from the north west of the Czech Republic before traversing much of Germany and finally flowing into the North Sea.
Geesthacht is a major center of nuclear and other energy generation, with a nuclear power plant and a hydropower plant situated in the area. In 1420, Geesthacht was ceded to the Hanseatic cities Hamburg and Lubeck in the Peace of Perleberg. Other important places in Geesathcht are the GKSS, Forschungszentrum, a nuclear research institute, the Open-air swimming pool at the Elbe, the Kleines Theater Schillerstrasse, a small art meeting hall and cinema and the Krugersches Haus, a permanent exhibition relating the history of the city.
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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