, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds. '''Zweibrücken''' is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the Schwarzbach (Schwarzbach (Blies)) river. Two other states that were created after the war, Rhineland-Palatinate (French zone) and Lower Saxony (British zone), chose to use the black-red-gold tricolour as their flag, defaced with the state's coat of arms.
these previous states were accepted as a new state flag. This led to the use of the black-red-gold for two reasons: the colours did not relate particularly to any one of the previous states, and using the old flag from the Weimar Republic was intended to be a symbol of the new democracy. commons:Rheinland-Pfalz
'') is a state of Germany. The largest wine producing area in Germany, it is home to 6 of the 9 wine-producing districts in Germany and is full of museums, exhibitions and castles. Regions Rheinland-Pfalz is a region of rolling hills cut by deep river valleys.
landscapes and blue crater lakes makes the Eifel region a special experience. region2name Hunsrück region2color #c5995c region2items region2description Follow the footsteps of the Romans and the Celts, explore their ancient settlement sites in the hills. region3name Lahn Valley region3color #578e86 region3items region3description Divides the Taunus and the Westerwald east of the Middle Rhine Valley. region4name Middle Rhine Valley region4color #71b37b
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Gorge , directly across the river from Sankt Goar, in the State (States of Germany) Rhineland-Palatinate, in Germany. It lies approximately 30 km south of Koblenz, and it is above all famous for the Lorelei rock (Lorelei) nearby. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate has merged Hauptschulen and Realschulen to form a new type of school called "Realschule plus", which offers offers general education classes (that resemble classes hold at the normal
French occupation the Congress of Vienna decided to hand the territories over to Bavaria. The region remained a part of Bavaria until World War II; afterwards it was incorporated into the newly established state of Rhineland-Palatinate. 100px Coat of arms (Image:Wappen Landkreis Germersheim.png) The coat of arms shows the lion of Palatinate (Rhineland-Palatinate) in the top part, and the cross of Speyer in the bottom part. The wavy line in the middle symbolizes the Rhine river, and the escutcheon (Escutcheon (heraldry)) in the middle is from the coat of arms of the city of Germersheim. right thumb Müller-Thurgau is often used in the production of Liebfraumilch. (File:Rebe2.jpg) '''Liebfraumilch''' or '''Liebfrau(e)nmilch''' is a style of semi-sweet white German wine which may be produced, mostly for export, in the regions Rheinhessen (Rheinhessen (wine region)), Palatinate (Palatinate (wine region)), Rheingau (Rheingau (wine region)) and Nahe (Nahe (wine region)). The name is a German (German language) word literally meaning "Beloved lady (Virgin Mary)'s milk". The original German (German language) spelling of the word is ''Liebfrauenmilch'', given to the wine produced from the vineyards of the ''Liebfrauenkirche'' or Church of Our Lady in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Worms (Worms, Germany) since the 18th century. The spelling ''Liebfraumilch'' is more common on labels of exported wine. Wein-Plus Glossar: ''Liebfrauenmilch'', read on January 13, 2008 '''Kaiserslautern''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Kusel (Kusel (district)), Saarpfalz-Kreis, Donnersbergkreis, Bad Dürkheim (Bad Dürkheim (district)) and Südwestpfalz. The city of Kaiserslautern is almost fully enclosed by, but not belonging to the district. '''Kusel''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north-west clockwise) Birkenfeld (Birkenfeld (district)), Bad Kreuznach (Bad Kreuznach (district)), Donnersbergkreis, Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern (district)), Saarpfalz and Sankt Wendel (Sankt Wendel (district)) (the latter two belonging to the state of Saarland). The '''Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. '''Mainz-Bingen''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rheingau-Taunus, the district-free cities Wiesbaden and Mainz, the districts Groß-Gerau (Groß-Gerau (district)), Alzey-Worms, Bad Kreuznach (Bad Kreuznach (district)), Rhein-Hunsrück. '''Neuwied''' is a district (Districts of Germany) (''Kreis'') in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Rhein-Sieg, Altenkirchen (Altenkirchen (district)), Westerwaldkreis, Mayen-Koblenz, Ahrweiler. '''Mayen-Koblenz''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ahrweiler, Neuwied (Neuwied (district)), Westerwaldkreis, district-free Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Rhein-Hunsrück, Cochem-Zell, and Vulkaneifel. '''Rhein-Hunsrück''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the middle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Mayen-Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Mainz-Bingen, Bad Kreuznach (Bad Kreuznach (district)), Birkenfeld (Birkenfeld (district)), Bernkastel-Wittlich, Cochem-Zell. Partnerships In 1962, Simmern began a friendship pact with the French (France) region Bourgogne, which was continued after the merging with the St. Goar. In 1985 a partnership was started with the district Nyaruguru (at that time called the municipality Rwamiko) in Rwanda, as part of the partnership of the Rhineland-Palatinate region with Rwanda. In 1999, a partnership with the Hungarian (Hungary) county Zala began. '''Rhein-Lahn''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Westerwaldkreis, Limburg-Weilburg, Rheingau-Taunus, Mainz-Bingen, Rhein-Hunsrück, Mayen-Koblenz, and the district-free city Koblenz. The '''Westerwaldkreis''' (direct 1:1 translation: ''Western Forest District'') is a district (''Kreis'') in the east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Altenkirchen (Altenkirchen (district)), Lahn-Dill, Limburg-Weilburg, Rhein-Lahn, the district-free city Koblenz, Mayen-Koblenz and Neuwied (Neuwied (district)). Together with the neighboring Rhein-Lahn district a partnership with the English county Northamptonshire was started in 1981. As part of the partnership of Rhineland-Palatinate with Rwanda the district had a partnership with the municipality Mugesera since 1983. As in 2001 this municipality was included in the district Mirenge the partner changed. '''Südliche Weinstraße''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südwestpfalz, Bad Dürkheim (Bad Dürkheim (district)), the district-free city Neustadt (Weinstraße), Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germersheim (Germersheim (district)), and the French (France) ''département'' Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Landau is surrounded by the district. '''Südwestpfalz''' is a district (''Kreis'') in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Saarpfalz, the district-free city Zweibrücken, the districts Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern (district)) and Bad Dürkheim (Bad Dürkheim (district)), the district-free city Landau (the Taubensuhl Fassendeich forest part of the city), Südliche Weinstraße, and the French (France) ''département'' Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Pirmasens is surrounded by the district. '''Trier-Saarburg''' is a district in the west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north and clockwise) Bitburg-Prüm, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Birkenfeld (Birkenfeld (district)), Sankt Wendel (Sankt Wendel (district)) (Saarland), and Merzig-Wadern (Saarland). To the west it borders Luxembourg. The district-free city Trier is completely surrounded by the district. By the 1750s the Great Valley was well-settled to the southern end of Shenandoah Valley. Immigrants continued to travel from the Philadelphia area south through the Great Valley beyond Shenandoah, to the vicinity of the modern city of Roanoke, Virginia. There is a wide gap in the Blue Ridge near Roanoke. A branch of the Great Wagon Road began there, crossing through the gap east into the Piedmont region of North Carolina and South Carolina. This road became known as the Carolina Road. During the 1750s the stream of migrants traveling south through the valley and into the Carolina Piedmont grew into a flood. At the time, the Carolina Piedmont region offered some of the best land at the lowest prices. Soon a string of towns appeared, including Salisbury (Salisbury, North Carolina), Salem (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina) in North Carolina. In the decades before the American Revolution the Piedmont "upcountry" of the Carolinas was quickly settled, mostly by recent immigrants who had migrated from the north to the south via the Great Valley. Many of these immigrants were Scots-Irish (Scotch-Irish American), Germans from the Rhineland-Palatinate area, and Moravians (Moravians (ethnic group)). This "upcountry" population soon surpassed the older and more established "lowcountry" population near the Atlantic coast, causing serious geopolitical tensions in the Carolinas during the late 18th century (Meinig, 1986: 291–293). '''Westerburg''' is a small town of roughly 6,000 inhabitants in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The town is named after the castle built on a hill above the mediaeval town centre (''Burg'' is German (German language) for “castle”) ** Westphalia formed the westernmost subdivision of the Saxon (Saxons) tribe; the origin of the second part (''-falen'' in German) remains unknown * Rhineland-Palatinate (German ''Rheinland-Pfalz''): formed geographically by joining parts of the Rhineland (after the River Rhine) with the Rhenish Palatinate, formerly a palatine county located near the Rhine, meaning that its count administered a palace of the Holy Roman Emperor. **The name of the Rhine derives from Gaulish ''Renos'', and ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *''reie-'' ("to move, flow, run"), the common root of words like ''river'' and ''run''. The Reno River in Italy shares a similar etymology. The spelling with -h- suggests influence from the Greek spelling of the name, ''Rhenos'', seen also in ''rheos'', "stream", and ''rhein'', "to flow". '''Speyer''' (formerly known as ''Spires'' in English) is a city of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Located beside the river Rhine, Speyer is 25 km south of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim. Founded by the Roman (Ancient Rome)s, it is one of Germany's oldest cities. The first known names were ''Noviomagus'' and ''Civitas Nemetum'', after the Teutonic tribe, Nemetes, settled in the area. Around the year 500 the name '''Spira''' first appeared in written documents. ''Spire'', ''Spira'', and ''Espira'' are still names used for Speyer in the French, Italian, and Spanish languages. 297px thumb Coloured engraving of Ingelheim, Matthäus Merian (File:Ingelheim merian 1645.jpg), 1645 '''Ingelheim am Rhein''' is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany on the Rhine’s west bank. The town calls itself the ''Rotweinstadt'' (“Red Wine Town”) and since 1996 it has been Mainz-Bingen’s district seat. '''Saarburg''' (pop. ~6,700) is a city of the Trier-Saarburg district in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany, on the banks of the Saar River in the hilly country a few kilometers upstream from the Saar's junction with the Moselle (Moselle River). Peter, a son of a farmer and craftsman, was born in the village of Binsfeld in the rural Eifel region, located in the modern state of Rhineland-Palatinate; he died in Trier as a victim of the bubonic plague. Binsfeld grew up in the predominantly Catholic (Roman Catholic Church) environment of the Eifel region. Considered by a local abbot as a very gifted boy, he was sent to Rome for study. thumb The only picture of Jakob Maria Mierscheid, from the German Bundestag (File:Jakob Maria Mierscheid.jpg) archive. '''Jakob Maria Mierscheid MdB (Member of Parliament)''' (born 1 March 1933) has been a fictitious politician in the German (Germany) Bundestag since 11 December 1979. He was then the alleged deputy chairman of the ''Mittelstandsausschuss'' (Committee for Small and Medium Sized Businesses) of the Bundestag in 1981 and 1982. According to his official biography, he was born in Morbach Hunsrück, a very rural constituency in Rhineland-Palatinate. He is Catholic and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Rudolf Rocker was born to the lithographer Georg Philipp Rocker and his wife Anna Margaretha née Naumann as the second of three sons in Mainz, Hesse (Grand Duchy of Hesse) (now Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany on March 25, 1873. This Catholic, yet not particularly devout, family had a democratic and anti-Prussian (Kingdom of Prussia) tradition dating back to Rocker's grandfather, who participated in the March Revolution (Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas) of 1848. However, Georg Philipp died just four years after Rocker's birth. After that, the family managed to evade poverty, only through the massive support by his mother's family. commons:Rheinland-Pfalz
-Hunsrück-Kreis , and the seat of the like-named ''Verbandsgemeinde'' (Simmern (Verbandsgemeinde)). In the Rhineland-Palatinate state development plan, it is set out as a middle centre (Central place theory). '''Kirchheimbolanden''', the capital of Donnersbergkreis, is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, south-western Germany. It is situated approx. 25 km west of Worms (Worms, Germany), and 30 km north-east of Kaiserslautern. The first part of the name
, a middle centre (Central place theory). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz – Regionaldaten thumb Bad Ems from the river Lahn (File:Bad ems.jpg) '''Bad Ems''' is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the county seat of the Rhein-Lahn (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) List of German rural districts rural district
west of Bingen (Bingen am Rhein). The town of '''Wittlich''' is the seat of the Bernkastel-Wittlich district (Districts of Germany) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and thereby the middle centre (Central place theory) for a feeder area of 56 municipalities in the Eifel and Moselle (Moselle (river)) area with its population of roughly 64,000. With some 18,000 inhabitants, Wittlich is the biggest town between Trier and Koblenz and the fourth biggest between
of the département of Moselle in the Lorraine (Lorraine (province)) region, and in the northern part of Bas-Rhin in Alsace. To the north, it is bounded by the Sankt Goar line (“''das dat'' line”) which separates it from Moselle Franconian; to the south, it is bounded by the Main line (Speyer line) which is also referred to as the ''Speyer line'' which separates it from the Upper German dialects. '''Dreikirchen''' is an ''Ortsgemeinde'' – a community belonging
) is a river in northeastern France and western Germany, and a right tributary of the Moselle (Moselle (river)). It rises in the Vosges mountains on the border of Alsace and Lorraine (Lorraine (région)) and flows northwards into the Moselle near Trier. It has two headstreams (the ''Sarre Rouge'' and ''Sarre Blanche'', which join in Lorquin), that both start near Mont Donon, the highest peak of the northern Vosges. After 246 km (126 km in France and 120 km in Germany) the Saar flows into the Moselle (Moselle (river)) at Konz (Rhineland-Palatinate) between Trier and the Luxembourg border. It has a catchment area (drainage basin) of 7 431 km². *Saarland (D): Saarbrücken, Völklingen, Wadgassen, Bous (Bous, Germany), Saarlouis, Dillingen (Dillingen, Saarland), Merzig *Rhineland-Palatinate (D): Saarburg, Konz. '''German wine''' is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman (Ancient Rome) era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (''Anbaugebiete'') for quality wine are situated. Germany has about 102,000 hectares (252,000 acres or 1,020 square kilometers) of vineyard, which is around one tenth of the vineyard surface in Spain, France or Italy. The total wine production is usually around 9 million hectoliters annually, corresponding to 1.2 billion bottles, which places Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. German Wine Institute: German Wine Statistics 2007-2008 White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. '''Linz am Rhein''' (in English ''Linz on the Rhine'') is a municipality in the district of Neuwied (Neuwied (district)), in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the river Rhine near Remagen, approx. 25 km southeast of Bonn and has about 6,000 inhabitants. It is the sister city of Marietta, Georgia in the United States, Linz in Austria and Pornic in France. When in London, Graffenried had met with John Lawson (John Lawson (explorer)) who
experienced an increase in the number of students from other German states -- especially the neighbouring states -- matriculating or transferring there. The SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany), which is currently the governing party in Rhineland-Palatinate, does not at present plan to introduce tuition fees. Early years Anders began showing interest in music as a child, he did his first stage-performance at age of 7. Anders first studied music at Koblenz Eichendorff-Gymnasium
eventually finished last with 10 points, while the single entered a moderate number 29 on the German singles chart. Around the same time Sandy received an ECHO (Echo (music award)) nomination for "Female Artist National (2005)". # Georgswalde - a town of Bohemia, Austria Now Jiríkov Czech Republic. see Ger wiki # Gerolstein - Town of the Landkreis Daun (district
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