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Nordenham (Lower Saxony)

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.
Nordenham is one of the popular destinations in Germany, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. It is a part of Lower Saxony state and lies at the mouth of the Weser River on the Butjadingen peninsula at the coast of the North Sea. It stretches over a land area 87.2 square kilometers and has a total population of roughly 28,000 inhabitants as of 2005 census.
From 1499 to 1514, the area was conquered by the Grand-Dutchy of Oldenburg and in 1813 by the French emperor Napoleon, whose army shot ten local inhabitants at the church in Blexen. Later, Nordenham developed after the efforts by a merchant, Wilhelm Muller, who traded cattle and sheep to England in the 19th century. On May 1st, 1908 Nordenham was granted second class town rights and since 1955, Nordenham is an independent town in the Wesermarsch district.
Due to the town's location, transportation connections are below par. The town is connected to the regional road network by Bundesstrasse 212 which intersects with Bundesstrasse 437 near the Weser tunnel, offering connections to A27 and A28 motorways. Nordenham can also be reached by Regional Express trains through hourly trains from Bremen. It is expected that Nordenham will be integrated into the Bremen S-Bahn network, which is currently believed to go operational by 2010.

Presently, Nordenham 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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