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Perleberg (Brandenburg)

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.
Perleberg is the capital of the district Prignitz, which is located in the north west of the German state Brandenburg. The town was founded in 1239 and has today about 13,000 inhabitants. Located in a mostly agricultural area the town has a long history of troops being stationed here and as an administrational center for local government.
In the 14th century the town was on its height as part of the Hanseatic League. In 1523 it was the muster point for an army assembled by the Elector Joachim I in support of his brother in law Christian II of Denmark's attempt to recover his throne. The Thirty Years' War caused a major drain to the town.Of 3,500 inhabitants only 300 survived. The Mayor responsible for rebuilding the City after this period was Georg Krusemarck. On November 25th, 1809 Lord Benjamin Bathurst disappeared in Perleberg in a mysterious way. There are even rumours that his disappearance was caused by paranormal phenomena. Ernst M. E. Ehrenbaum was a German biologist.

Perleberg in Brandenburg 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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