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Spangenberg (Hesse)

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.
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.
Spangenberg is one of the popular destinations in Germany, well known for its beautiful countryside and the quantity of cultural related attractions. It is a small town in northeastern Hesse and is positioned at an altitude of 200 to 530 meters above the sea level. The town stretches over a total land area of 97.7 square kilometers and has a population of 6,561 inhabitants.
In the discovered history of the town of Spangenberg, it owes its origin even before 1261, and has its mentions in the same year at about the time when the Treffurt family ruled Spangenberg. The town is known best of all for its Schloss Spangenberg, a stately home built in 1253 and the town's landmark. Also worth visiting are the half timbered buildings in the Old Town and the remains of the town's old wall, several of whose towers are still standing.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns in the Hesse, Spangenberg is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, 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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