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Tittmoning (Bavaria)

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.
Tittmoning is a town in the district of Traunstein, a Kreis or district in the southeastern part of Bavaria, the southernmost state of today's Germany.  Traunstein’s neighboring districts are, from the north clockwise, Muhldorf, Altotting, the Austrian states Upper Austria and Salzburg, the district Berchtesgadener Land, the Austrian states of Salzburg and Tyrol, and the district Rosenheim. Tittmoning is situated on the border with Austria, on the left bank of the river Salzach, a 225 kilometer long tributary of the Inn River in Austria, and 38 kilometer from  northwest of Salzburg, a city in western Austria. As of 2005 the population of the city was 6,151 residents.
Its main attraction is the castle or Burg, which was built in the 13th century for the Archbishop of Salzburg. By the 17th century it had lost its character of a defensive castle and became the summer residence of the Archbishop. In the early years of World War II the castle was used as a prisoner of war camp for officers, Oflag VII-D.
From the 11th of July 1929 to the 5th of December 1932, Joseph Ratzinger lived here as a child. Later he became a Cardinal and in 2005 was elected Pope Benedict XVI. A festival takes place here every year at the end of May, with theatrical presentations, medieval tournaments and Jousting.

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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