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Stendal
Hansestadt Stendal
Stendal
(German pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛndaːl]) is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of Stendal
Stendal
District and unofficial capital of the Altmark
Altmark
region.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Main sights3.1 Theatre of the Altmark 3.2 Winckelmann Museum 3.3 Fire Brigade Museum 3.4 Other4 Politics4.1 Mayor 4.2 Local council5 International relations 6 Notable people6.1 Honorary citizens 6.2 Personalities 6.3 Sons and daughters of the town7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] Situated west of the Elbe
Elbe
valley, the Stendal
Stendal
town centre is located some 125 km (78 mi) west of Berlin, around 170 km (110 mi) east of Hanover, and 55 km (34 mi) north of the state capital Magdeburg
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Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry II (German: Heinrich II; Italian: Enrico II) (6 May 973 – 13 July 1024), also known as Saint
Saint
Henry, Obl. S. B.,[a] was Holy Roman Emperor ("Romanorum Imperator") from 1014 until his death in 1024 and the last member of the Ottonian dynasty
Ottonian dynasty
of Emperors as he had no children. The Duke of Bavaria
Duke of Bavaria
from 995, Henry became King of Germany ("Rex Romanorum") following the sudden death of his second cousin, Emperor Otto III in 1002, was crowned King of Italy
King of Italy
("Rex Italiae") in 1004, and was crowned by the Pope as Emperor in 1014. The son of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria
Henry II, Duke of Bavaria
and his wife Gisela of Burgundy, Emperor Henry II was a great-grandson of German King Henry I and a member of the Bavarian branch of the Ottonian dynasty
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Hildesheim
Hildesheim
Hildesheim
[ˈhɪldəsˌhaɪ̯m] ( listen) (Eastphalian: Hilmessen) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany
Germany
with 103,804 inhabitants.[2] It is in the district of Hildesheim, about 30 km (19
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St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim
The Church of St. Michael (German: Michaeliskirche) is an early-Romanesque church in Hildesheim, Germany. It has been on the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage
World Cultural Heritage
list since 1985. It is now a Lutheran church.Contents1 History 2 Architecture 3 Measurements 4 Location 5 Burials 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]The Bernward Column
Bernward Column
in St. Michael's (before 1810); reconstruction by Carpiceci/GallistlSt. Michaelis in 2009Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim
Hildesheim
(996–1022) built a Benedictine monastery from the ground up on a hill linked with the archangel Michael just a half kilometer north of the city walls of his seat (Hildesheim), a monastery that featured an imposing church some 70 meters in length overall
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Duchy Of Saxony
The Duchy of Saxony
Saxony
(Low German: Hartogdom Sassen, German: Herzogtum Sachsen) was originally the area settled by the Saxons
Saxons
in the late Early Middle Ages, when they were subdued by Charlemagne
Charlemagne
during the Saxon Wars
Saxon Wars
from 772 and incorporated into the Carolingian Empire (Francia) by 804
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Staats
Staats is a surname of German and Dutch origin[1][2][3] and a given name. Surname[edit] Notable people with this surname include: Abraham Staats (born 1620), Dutch settler Alfred Staats (1891-1915), German gymnast Barent Staats (born 1796), American politician Brad Staats (born 1975), American politician Craig Staats, American politician Dewayne Staats
Dewayne Staats
(born 1952), American sports broadcaster Elmer B. Staats
Elmer B. Staats
(1914-2011), American public servant Johnny Staats, American musician Léo Staats (1877-1952), French dancer Peter Staats, American physicianThis page lists people with the surname Staats
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Schwerin
Schwerin
Schwerin
([ʃvɛˈʁiːn] or [ʃvəˈʁiːn], Mecklenburgian Swerin, Latin Suerina) is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The population is 98,000 as of July 2016.[2] Schwerin
Schwerin
was first mentioned in 1018 as Wendenburg and was granted city rights in 1160 by Henry the Lion, thus it is the oldest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is globally known for its romantic Schwerin Palace, situated on an island in the Lake Schwerin. The palace was one of the main residences of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg until 1918 and is the official seat of the state parliament since 1990
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Autobahn
The German Autobahn
Autobahn
sign with route markers for Bundesautobahnen 1, 3 & 5A map of the German Bundesautobahnen networkSystem informationMaintained by Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale InfrastrukturLength 12,996 km (2016) (8,075 mi)Highway namesAutobahns: Bundesautobahn X (BAB X or A X)Autobahns 3 and 5 at Frankfurter Kreuz
Frankfurter Kreuz
near Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am MainThe Autobahn
Autobahn
(German: Autobahn
Autobahn
IPA: [ˈʔaʊtoˌba:n] ( listen), plural Autobahnen) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany. The official German term is Bundesautobahn (plural Bundesautobahnen, abbreviated BAB), which translates as "federal motorway"
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Intercity-Express
The Intercity-Express
Intercity-Express
(written as InterCityExpress in Austria, Denmark, Switzerland
Switzerland
and, formerly, in Germany) or ICE (German pronunciation: [iːtseːˈʔeː]) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany
Germany
and its surrounding countries. It is the highest service category offered by DB Fernverkehr and is the flagship of Deutsche Bahn. The brand name "ICE" is among the best-known in Germany, with a brand awareness close to 100%, according to DB.[1] There are currently 259 trainsets in six different versions of the ICE vehicles in use, named ICE 1
ICE 1
(deployed in 1991), ICE 2 (1996), ICE T
ICE T
(1999), ICE 3
ICE 3
(1999) and ICE TD
ICE TD
(2001–2003, back in service 2007) , ICE 4
ICE 4
(2017, formerly named ICx)
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Old Town
The old town of a city or town is its historic or original core. Although the city is usually larger in its present form, many cities have redesignated this part of the city to commemorate its origins after thorough renovations. There are many places throughout the world named old town (and this is sometimes construed as a proper noun and capitalized)
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Fachhochschule
A Fachhochschule (German: [ˈfaxhoːxʃuːlə] ( listen); plural Fachhochschulen), abbreviated FH, or University
University
of Applied Sciences (UAS) is a German tertiary education institution, specializing in topical areas (e.g. engineering, technology or business). Fachhochschulen were first founded in Germany, and were later adopted in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Cyprus
Cyprus
and Greece
Greece
. An increasing number of Fachhochschulen are abbreviated as Hochschule, the generic term in Germany
Germany
for institutions awarding academic degrees in higher education, or expanded as Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW). Universities of Applied Sciences are primarily designed with a focus on teaching professional skills
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Hanover
Hanover
Hanover
or Hannover
Hannover
(/ˈhænoʊvər, -nə-/; German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ] ( listen)), on the River Leine, is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
(Niedersachsen), and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Brunswick-Lüneburg
(later described as the Elector of Hanover)
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Berlin
Berlin
Berlin
(/bɜːrˈlɪn/, German: [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn] ( listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states. With a steadily growing population of approximately 3.7 million,[4] Berlin
Berlin
is the second most populous city proper in the European Union
European Union
behind London
London
and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.[5] Located in northeastern Germany
Germany
on the banks of the rivers Spree
Spree
and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin- Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations.[6][7][8][9] Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin
Berlin
is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate
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Elbe
The Elbe
Elbe
(/ˈɛlbə/; Czech:  Labe (help·info) [ˈlabɛ]; German: Elbe
Elbe
[ˈɛlbə]; Low German: Elv) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains
Krkonoše Mountains
of the northern Czech Republic
Czech Republic
before traversing much of Bohemia
Bohemia
(Czech Republic), then Germany
Germany
and flowing into the North Sea
North Sea
at Cuxhaven, 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Hamburg. Its total length is 1,094 kilometres (680 mi).[1] The Elbe's major tributaries include the rivers Vltava, Saale, Havel, Mulde, Schwarze Elster, and Ohře.[1] The Elbe
Elbe
river basin, comprising the Elbe
Elbe
and its tributaries, has a catchment area of 148,268 square kilometres (57,247 sq mi), the fourth largest in Europe
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Interchange Station
An interchange station or a transfer station is a train station for more than one railway route in a public transport system that allows passengers to change from one route to another, often without having to leave a station or pay an additional fare. Transfer may occur within the same mode, or between rail modes, or to buses (for stations with bus termini attached). Such stations usually have more platforms than single route stations. These stations can exist in either commercial centers or on the city outskirts in residential areas
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