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Starnberg (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.
Starnberg is a Bavarian town, located south west of the city of Munich in Germany. Starnberg lies by the Starnberg Lake, in the heart of the beautiful Five Lake County which is a popular destination for day-trippers from Munich. The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Wurmsee. It is the capital of the Starnberg district. Oskar Maria Graf, the socially conscious writer, was born in Aufkirchen near Starnberg. Graf fought for the Raterepublik in Munich in 1919. He fled his homeland, with his Jewish wife, to the U.S.A. when National Socialism gripped Germany. Graf was never fully able to adjust to life in the U.S. or, more to the point, away from his homeland, Bavaria. Another famous resident of Starnberg was the Austrian writer Gustav Meyrink who is buried in the local cemetery. Another notable figure in the history of Starnberg is King Ludwig, who mysteriously drowned in the lake.

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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