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Sonthofen (Bavaria)

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.
Sonthofen is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgau region of the Bavarian Alps. Neighbouring Oberstdorf, is situated 14 kilometers farther south but is not a town. Sonthofen was awarded Alpenstadt des Jahres, the Alpine city of the year. In World War II Sonthofen was bombed twice because Adolf Hitler had built the Ordensburg where young boys were trained for service in Nazi Party organizations. The Ordensburg was not destroyed in the war and from 1946 to 1948 it was home to the United States Constabulary school. Nowadays it is used by the German Bundeswehr for the Bundeswehr's Military Police and Staff Service School. Sonthofen was given town rights on 18 August 1963. Sonthofen had 21,303 inhabitants as of 31 March 2004. It is widely known for its milk and cheese products and as a tourist destination.

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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