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Part of Schedel map, 1493
Part of Schedel map, 1493

Facts in brief:

Originated on trade route between Roman Empire & Baltic Sea; home of many German immigrants since 13th cen.; passed to Bohemia in 1526 & to Prussia in 1741; damaged by Russian & Nazi sieges of 1945; was rebuilt & industrialized in 1950s-1960s.

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