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Muncheberg (Brandenburg)

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 City of Muncheberg is a small town in Markisch-Oderland in Germany half-way between the capital of Germany, Berlin, and the German-Polish borderline. Its recorded population was 7,519 inhabitants as of 2005 census in an area of 151.93 squared kilometers with population density of 49 people per square kilometer. Muncheberg was founded between 1225 and 1232 by some Cistercian monks who were given the land by the Piast Duke of Wroclaw, Henry the Bearded. A citation in a document from June 29, 1232 marks the official date of the founding of Muncheberg.
This first settlement was known as Lubes by the monks in honor of the monastery in Leubus in Silesia, where they came from. This name was not kept for long and in February, 1233 the settlement was mentioned as Munichberc in a charter by Pope Gregory IX. On April 17, 1432 Muncheberg was defeated by the Hussites who marauded the church and set the town on fire. In 1605, a bubonic plague epidemic infested Muncheberg and killed 696 people. Around the year 1700, first French refugee families settled in Muncheberg and the city became a permanent military base. Its population increased by 1800 people and the town was floorishing again. Its first school was constructed in 1852 along with a synagogue in 1856 for the Jewish community.
Muncheberg 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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