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Walsrode (Lower Saxony)

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Walsrode is a municipality in Soltau Fallingbostel in Lower Saxony, Germany. With an area of 47,618 square kilometers and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony lies in northwestern Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the country's sixteen states of Germany. In rural areas Low German is still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining.
The population of the city Walsrode was 24,433 in the year 2005 with an area of 270.68 square kilometers and its population density was 90 per square kilometers. The elevation of the city is 49 meters. The first recorded mention of the town is dated May 7, 986. In 1479 it first recorded instance of Walsrode's coat of arms. At the end of the 15th century the sculptor Hans Bruggemann, creator of the renowned Bordesholm Altar of Schleswig Catherdral, was born in the town.

In 1626 there was extensive destruction in the town by the troops of Count Tilly during the Thirty Years War. In 1757 the town is totally destroyed by a catastrophic fire and in 1811 during the Napoleonic era, Walsrode becomes a border town between France and the Kingdom of Westphalia. 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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