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Eltz Castle, Wierschem, Germany
Eltz Castle, Wierschem, Germany

Wierschem

Eltz Castle is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, thirty-three generations ago.
Photo by Cederic Vandenberghe

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GERMANY

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    Capital:Berlin

    Location:Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark

    Currency:euros (EUR)

    Area:357,022 sq km

    Population:79,903,481 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:German (official); note - Danish, Frisian, Sorbian, and Romani are official minority languages; Low German, Danish, North Frisian, Sater Frisian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, and Romani are recognized as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

    Religion:Roman Catholic 27.1%, Protestant 24.9%, Muslim 5.2%, Orthodox 2%, other Christian 1%, other 1%, none 38.8% (2019 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+1

    Tel Code:+49

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