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Lauscha (Thuringia)

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. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity.
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.
Lauscha is a town in the district of Sonneberg, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 13 kilometers north of Sonneberg, and 24 kilometers southwest of Saalfeld. The Free State of Thuringia lies in central Germany and is among the smallest of the country's sixteen Bundeslander, being eleventh in size with an area of 16,200 square kilometers and twelfth most populous with 2.45 million inhabitants. The capital is Erfurt.
Lauscha is the birthplace of glass Christmas ornaments. Woolworths in the USA started importing handmade glass Christmas ornaments from Lauscha in the late 1800's. Many of the cherished ornaments are still lovingly made by hand in Lauscha today. Lauscha has an excellent touristic infrastructure born of being a state endorsed holiday hotspot during former communist times. In Lauscha, one will find stores, little workshops, large sales areas and glass factories where a great variety of glass articles are made by hand and sold.

Lauscha can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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