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Nienburg (Saale) (Saxony-Anhalt)

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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.

Nienburg is a city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. Located in the district of Bernburg in Saxony-Anhalt, Nienburg lies in the lower Saale valley, approximately 5 kilometers northeast of Bernburg.

According to precious archeological findings, the first mentions of Nienburg in travel recordings date from 961. About a quarter of the medieval centre of the town is occupied by the Benedictine monastery. The church of the monastery was inaugurated in 1004 and at the same time Nienburg acquired its market rights. In 1623, during the thirty years' war, the town was destroyed. In 1825, a suspension bridge over the river Saale was constructed, but because of unforeseen movements it tore during the inauguration festivities, resulting in over a hundred casualties.

Nienburg is also the seat of the Central administrative body, which consists of the following municipalities Baalberge, Biendorf, Cormigk, Edlau, Gerbitz, Gerlebogk, Latdorf, Neugattersleben, Nienburg, Peissen, Pobzig and more. Nienburg is also marked by many historical attractions that include salient buildings of neoclassical, modernist, noucentrist and simply eclectic styles.

Presently, Nienburg experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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