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Steinfurt (North Rhine-Westphalia)

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.
Steinfurt is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Steinfurt. Until 1975 there was no town named Steinfurt and it was established by merging the towns of Burgsteinfurt and Borghorst. Burgsteinfurt was the old capital of the earldom of Steinfurt, which was independent from 1454 to 1804. The castle of Burgsteinfurt, residence of the earls, was built in 1129, and the town grew round the castle. A broad moat surrounds the castle. The earls of Bentheim are still living in the castle, though without political power.

Steinfurt 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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