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Laucha an der Unstrut (Saxony-Anhalt)

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.
Laucha an der Unstrut or Laucha to the Unstrut is one of the popular destinations in Germany, and is well known for the cultural related attractions and monuments. It is a town in the Burgenlandkreis district of Saxony-Anhalt state. Situated on the banks of river Unstrut, northwest of Naumburg, Laucha an der Unstrut is a part of the collective municipality Unstruttal.
Laucha is a former ribbon-built village at the old army route of Langensalza and Freyburg-Merseburg. The name of the city comes from Slawi and means as much as swampy area. The Unstrut forms the northern border of the place. North and south the valley rise the mountains, whose underground of shelly limestone stone and those consist up of new red sandstone.
In the year 1124, Laucha was mentioned for the first time in the documentary. By the Vasallen king Wenzel of Boehmen, land count Herzog Friedrich the younger one of Meissen, received Laucha. However, Laucha in the course of the centuries suffered large damage not only by wars, but also by natural catastrophes.
Today numerous enterprises of the trade, the handicraft and the services in Laucha, which provide for economic and urban upswing, exist. The historical old part of town is delightful because of the emphasis of a spacious scheme of reconstruction with the goal of keeping architecturally valuable built volumes as far as possible and to create small urban climate.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Laucha an der Unstrut 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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