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Remagen (Rhineland-Palatinate)

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.
Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Remagen is a city in Germany in the Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate, district Ahrweiler. It is about a one hour's drive from Cologne, just south of Bonn, the former West-German capital. It is located on the River Rhine, which is continuously busy with ships. There is a ferry across the Rhine from Remagen every 10 to15 minutes in the summer. Remagen has many beautiful and well-maintained buildings, churches, castles, and monuments. It also has a sizeable pedestrian zone with plenty of shops.
Overlooking the west bank of the Rhine just north of the city centre is the Apollonariskirche. It has a huge observation deck that is only open to parishioners on Sundays. Pedestrians reach the church through a dirt trail that passes a series of roadside monuments representing each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The church grounds contain an outdoor vault and an abbey.  
The bridge at Remagen was initially built during the First World War as a means of moving troops and logistics west over the Rhine to reinforce the Western Front. The bridge was designed by Karl Wiener, an architect from Mannheim. It was 325 meters long, had a clearance of 14.80 meters above the normal water level of the Rhine, and its highest point measured 29.25 meters. The bridge carried two rail lines and a pedestrian walkway.  It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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