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Land Hannover (1946)

On 1st November 1946, the post-war British military government founded the Land of Hanover (Hannover). It was short-lived as on November 23rd the British allowed it to join with other states to form Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), the capital of which is Hanover.    

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Hesse (Hessen)

Hesse, with Germany’s (and increasingly, continental Europe’s) financial capital, Frankfurt (although the state capital is Wiesbaden) changes from an urban south and becomes increasingly wooded and hilly as one moves north to Nordhessen. For Cold War veterans a visit to the Fulda Gap may seem like it’s worth a visit, but far more amazing is […]

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Baden-Württemberg

Germany’s South West State, Baden-Württemberg, bordering France to the West, Switzerland to the south and Bavaria to the East is a modern, high-tech region, but created less than 60 years ago from smaller states. With older university towns such as Heidelberg, Tübingen and Freiburg and more modern cities such as Karlsruhe and the state capital, […]

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Bavaria (Bayern)

The south-eastern most state of Germany, Bavaria is a land of contrasts. From the flat arable lands of Franconia (Franken) in the north to the towering Alps in the south, roughly divided by the Danube (Donau) river and home to cities such as Munich (München), the State capital. Würzburg, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nuremberg (Nürnburg) – Bavaria […]