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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-30 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-30 map

Facts in brief:

Located on Elbe river; was Otto I's base for German colonization of Wendish lands; archbishop-princes ruled large area from 968; burned in 1188; joined Schmalkalden League 1531; 20,000 citizens were massacred in Thirty Years' War (1631); damaged in WW II.

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