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Weilburg (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. 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.
Weilburg is the third biggest town in the district of Limburg-Weilburg in Hesse, Germany with roughly 14,000 inhabitants. It was built on and around a rocky hill and was surrounded by the Lahn River. It contains a castle of the 16th century, which was previously the residence of the dukes of Nassau-Weilburg. Later on it became home to the grand dukes of Luxemburg. It is situated between the Westerwald and Taunus just above the confluence of the Weil and the Lahn Rivers. In its neighborhood are the remains of the castles of Merenberg and Freienfels.
Weilburg was first mentioned in the year 906 in a chronicle by abbot Regino of Prum as Wilineburch. Six years after, King Conrad I laid the foundation for a church and an abbey. Between the years, 993 and 1062 much area of the town was given to the diocese of Worms. In 1225, the bishop of Worms pledged the governance to the House of Nassau that lastly forestalled it in 1294 and gave it a charter. Earl John I of Nassau made Weilburg his home in 1355 and renewed the castle by erecting town fortifications.

Presently, Weilburg experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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