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Ramstein-Miesenbach (Rhineland-Palatinate)

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.
Ramstein-Miesenbach is a small city and a municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated near the Pfalzer Wald, approximately 3 kilometers north of Landstuhl, and 15 kilometers west of Kaiserslautern. It is the site of the Ramstein Air Base. Ramstein-Miesenbach is also the seat of collective municipality Ramstein-Miesenbach, which consists of the local municipalities namely Hutschenhausen, Kottweiler-Schwanden, Niedermohr, Steinwenden and Ramstein-Miesenbach
As a result of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz administrative reform, Ramstein-Miesenbach, which has a population of approximately 9200, was created on 7 June 1969 from the independent villages of Ramstein and Miesenbach. City designation was awarded in 1991. Ramstein-Miesenbach is the administrative center of the Union Community of Ramstein-Miesenbach which, with its 19,100 inhabitants, is the largest Union Community in Kaiserslautern County and which consists of the City of Ramstein-Miesenbach and the villages of Hutschenhausen, Kottweiler-Schwanden, Niedermohr and Steinwenden.
Ramstein was almost completely depopulated in the Thirty Years War of the 1600s . 9 families settled in the area again in 1684. In 1802 there were 368 people in Ramstein. Economic hardship in the 1850s and 1860s forced many people to emigrate; however, by 1900 the population had grown again to 2000.  After the railroad was built in 1868 many Ramstein men started working in the coal mines of the Saarland. Textile industry arrived in Ramstein in the 19th century.
The city has all levels of schools as well as a number of private clubs, organizations and Volkhochschule which offers opportunities for educational and recreational activities in multiple languages. The Haus des Burgers, Ramstein's cultural and conference center, is host to numerous national and international stars every year. The city museum located in the old 1750 city hall hosts a permanent collection of cultural items and regularly features special exhibits.

Ramstein-Miesenbach 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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