Stolberg, Germany

Stolberg is a town on the southern part of the Harz Mountains. It is within the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Stolberg covers 68 sq km (26 sq mi) and has a population of around 1,300 people (2012 estimate). Stolberg began in around 1000 as a mining town. The name was […]

Salzwedel, Germany

Salzwedel is a town in the district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Officially called Hansestadt Salzwedel, it covers 305 sq km (118 sq mi) and has a population of 25,000 people (2012 estimate). Due to its many well-preserved timber-framed houses, it is part of the German Timber-Frame Road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße). The history of Salzwedel […]

Bad Homburg, Germany

Bad Homburg (map), or in full Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, is a town on the southern slope of the Taunus mountains, in Hesse, Germany. As the word Bad (meaning “bath”) in its name suggests, it is a spa town. Bad Homburg is well known in Germany for its therapeutic mineral water as well as […]

Munster, Germany

Münster (map) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It covers an area of 302.89 sq km (116.95 sq mi) and has a population of 280,000 (2011 estimate). The city is the regional administrative center for Münsterland and the cultural center for the Westphalia region. It observes the Central European Time (UTC+1) and in summer […]

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Kaiserslautern is a small city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, in southwestern Germany. Located at the edge of the Palatinate Forest (Pfälzer Wald), it covers 140 sq km (53 sq mi) and has a population of 99,000 people (2012 estimate). The city is a major NATO military base with some 50,000 military personnel station here […]