Aschersleben, Germany

Aschersleben is a town in the district of Salzlandkreis, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Located 22 km to the east of Quedlinburg, it covers 156 sq km (60 sq mi) and has a population of 29,000 people (2012 estimate). The history of Aschersleben dates back to AD 753. It became part of the Province […]

Meissen, Germany

Meissen (German orthography: Meißen, Sorbian: Mišno) is a town in Meißen district, in the administrative region of Dresden, in Saxony, Germany. The town covers 31 sq km (12 sq mi) and has a population of 28,000 people (2012 estimate). Meissen is within the eponymous district of Meißen. It straddles the river Elbe and is famous […]

Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund (map) is the eighth biggest city in Germany. Located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it covers 280.4 sq km (108.3 sq mi) and has a population of 580,000 (2011 estimate). It is one of the biggest cities in the Ruhr area. Dortmund is located on the banks of the Ruhr River. It is […]

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 […]