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Munnerstadt (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.
Munnerstadt is a city in the district of Bad Kissingen in Bavaria, Germany. It borders with the towns of Burglauer, Bad Bocklet, Nudlingen, Massbach, Grossbardorf, and Strahlungen. As of 2000, it had a population of 8,300 residents residing within an area of 95 square kilometers. The city is located in the southern portion of the Rhon Mountains, a group of low mountains in central Germany, located in the states Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia. The Lauer River, an affluent of the Franconian Saale, flows directly through the town.
Munnerstadt has been inhabited since approximately 2100 B.C., Before Christ. Early celtic settlers farmed in the area of Grosswenkheim, Maria Bildhausen and Althausen, all towns are within the city boundaries. Around the time of the Birth of Christ, Thuringian and soon after, Frankonian settlers moved into the area and used the surrounding hills of Michelsberg and forests for protection in times of danger.
In 1231, the Deutsche Orden took over the Ministry of Munnerstadt. In 1279, the Augustine Monastery in Munnerstadt was established. As a result of the growth and prosperity brought upon Munnerstadt by Count von Henneberg, Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian gave the township its city rights. Before the reunification of Germany, with the establishment of East Germany businesses from Thuringia moved to Munnerstadt. Some of which have attained international importance.
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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