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Naumburg (Saxony-Anhalt)

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.

Naumburg is a town in Germany, on the Saale River. It is in the district Burgenlandkreis in the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, previously a part of East Germany. It is roughly 60 kilometers southwest of Leipzig, 50 kilometers south-southwest of Halle, and 40 kilometers north-northeast of Jena. Industries of the city comprise manufacture of foodstuffs, textiles, machinery and toys. The town is in a wine-growing region, with several vineyards in the surrounding region.

This town was founded by the margraves of Meissen around in 1000. Later it was ceded to the bishops of Zeitz, when the district seat was moved here in 1028. In 1142, it received town rights. The most significant architectural landmark of the town is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral also known as Naumburger Dom, an impressive late Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th centuries.

The city’s other attractions include, The late Gothic town hall named Rathaus, The late Renaissance residence of the Duke Moritz of Saxony-Zeitz, The Gothic St. Wenceslas Church, which exhibits paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and the Hildebrandt organ that Johann Sebastian Bach played on, The ex- bishop's castle Schonburg, which overlooks the town and the Saale River, some parts of the medieval town fortifications survive, including the old town gate Marientor.
Also German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche spent his youth in Naumburg in the family house, at present a museum. The city’s population was 29.722 as per 2005, area is 7,604 square kilometers, population density is 391 per square kilometers and is elevated at 130 meters.

Naumburg 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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