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Dagestein castle in Vilseck in der Oberpfalz

Vilseck is a town in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany. The town is geographically separate from a large US-military base known as the Rose Barracks. Its name comes from the location of a castle built in 920. Eck is the German word for corner. The Vils river has a tight bend where the Burg is located.

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Windmill in Friedrichskoog in the district of Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. It is situated near the outflow of the Elbe into the Nordsee (North Sea), approx. 25 km from Heide, and 25 km from Cuxhaven. The municipality is located in and named after the polder (German: Koog), which was named in honour of King Frederick VII of Denmark.

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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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Brandenburg an der Havel in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany, served as the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg until replaced by Berlin in 1417. It provided the name for the medieval Bishopric of Brandenburg, the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and the current state of Brandenburg. Today it is a small town compared to nearby Berlin, but it was the original nucleus of the former realms of Brandenburg and Prussia.

In the late 19th century it became an industrial center in the German Empire. Steel industries settled there, and several world-famous bicycle brands such as Brennabor, Corona and Excelsior were manufactured hzere. A world-famous toy industry was also established. With a giant industrial complex, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Imperial Railways) was located here-Kirchmöser during the time between the two world wars and the time of the former GDR. The city’s excellent transport infrastructure was a big advantage.

After German reunification the city’s population declined from around 100,000 in 1989 to roughly 75,000 in 2005 through emigration. The migration was mainly by young people.

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https://youtu.be/NgCOE9tv8eI

American travel writer Rick Steves visits Hamburg, Germany‘s second-largest city, and locations in which Protestant reformer Marting Luther lived and worked.

25 minutes, in English.