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Schleiz (Thuringia)

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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.
Schleiz is a town in the district of Saale-Orla-Kreis in Thuringia, Germany. The city had a population of 9,012 on June 30th, 2005, area is 83,03 square kilometers, population density is 109 square kilometers and is elevated at 432 meters. Schleiz is in the Thuringia part of the Vogtland area, an area of wooded hills on the boundaries of Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The city is situated in a valley with the river Wisenta near the motorway A 9 Berlin Munchen.
The history of Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 Altstadt and a separate Neustadt that was established next to it. The Neustadt had a castle and a city wall. Until December 2, 1482 they were totally individual communities after which they combined to one city. There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years earlier to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the surrounding area a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians in 1806. The Palace was destroyed in April 1945.

Schleiz is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Germany.

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