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Neuss in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, is located on the west bank of the Rhein river opposing Düsseldorf. It is known for its historic Roman sites, as well as the annual Neusser Bürger-Schützenfest, a fun fair. Neuss and Trier share the title of “Germany’s oldest city” – in 1984, Neuss celebrated its 2000 year anniversary since its founding in 16 BCE.

It was founded by the Romans in 16 BC as a military fortification. Legio XVI Gallica (“Gallic 16th Legion”) of the Roman army was stationed here in 43-70 AD. It was disbanded after surrendering during the Batavian rebellion. Later a civil settlement was founded in the area of today’s town center during the 1st century AD.

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Bielefeld is a city in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. Population; 341,730. It is situated near the famous Teutoburg Forest where the Germanic tribes defeated the Romans a long time ago (watch „Gladiator“).

The city is home to a significant number of international companies, incl. Dr. Oetker, Gildemeister, and Schüco. There’s a university and several Fachhochschulen. It is also famous for the Bethel Institution, and for the Bielefeld Conspiracy, which satirizes conspiracy theories by claiming that Bielefeld does not actually exist and is just a figment of your imagination. This concept has been used in marketing campaigns and alluded to by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The city was founded in 1214 by Count Hermann IV of Ravensberg to guard a pass crossing the Teutoburg Forest.