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Herrnhut (Saxony)

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.
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.
Herrnhut is a municipality in the district of Lobau-Zittau, in the free state of Saxony, Germany. It has access to route 178 between Lobau and Zittau. Its bordering municipalities are Berthelsdorf, Großhennersdorf and Strahwalde.
Its Coat of arms colors are blue and white, showing the tower of the Altan, the lookout tower atop the Hutberg hill above the city, built originally by Nicolaus Ludwig, Count von Zinzendorf for his wife Erdmuth Dorothea. The name of the hill, Hill of Watching suggested the name of the Moravian settlement founded by these exiles on the Zinzendorf estate in 1722. Herrnhut has a church and two museums, including a museum of local history. It is the center of the worldwide Moravian Church, the Unitas Fratrum, in German Bruder- Unitat or Brudergemeine.
Its economy is based on church administration, education, tourism and manufacturing, including a 26-pointed star that is often hung in windows and on porches during the Christmas season, which has been produced for over 150 years. It is called the Moravian Advent Star. Due its various places of interest Herrnhut is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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