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Waldeck (Hesse)

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.
Waldeck is one of the popular destinations in Germany, well known for its beautiful countryside and the quantity of cultural related attractions. It is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in northwestern Hesse. The city covers an area of 115.73 square kilometers and has total population of 7,770 inhabitants as of 2004.
In discovered history of the city the first evidence of settlement at Waldeck comes from the year 1232 when a document from the Netze Monastery mentioned the universitas civitatis de waldeke. Until 1254, the town was also called Rode, possibly because there was a clearing there. The town's first seal was acquired in 1266, and the town had its first historically supportable mayor in 1311. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Waldeck's population barely exceeded 400.
Waldeck also boasts historical attractions that include two museums of Heimatmuseum and Horinghausen. There is also a sport golf course situated to the north of town with 18-hole championship course and 9-hole short course. The other attractions include Netze monastery church with an altar from the 14th century and Old mills near Freienhagen.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Waldeck 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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