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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-22
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-22

Facts in brief:

Located on Rhein river at mouth of Lippe; was important medieval commercial & cultural center, due to location at important trade & shipping point; joined Hanseatic League ca. 1350; went to Brandenburg in 1667; was almost totally destroyed in WW II.

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