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Nordlingen (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.

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.
Nordlingen is one of the popular destinations in Germany, and is well known for its scenery and quantity of cultural related attractions. It is a town in the Donau-Ries district, of Bavaria state, with a population of almost 20,000 inhabitants. Located topographically at about 48 degrees north and 10 degrees to the east, Nordlingen is positioned in the middle of a giant meteorite crater, called the Nordlinger Ries.
Today it is one of only three towns in Germany that still has a completely established city wall. The town was also the place of two battles during the thirty years war. Another tourist feature of this medieval town is its 90 meter steeple called Daniel being part of the Saint Georg's Church. The remains of a Roman castellum that was probably called Septemiacum have also been found under the city.

Presently, Nordlingen 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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