Gelnhausen

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Gelnhausen is a town, and the capital of the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany.wikipedia
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Imperial Palace, Gelnhausen

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At the same time, Gelnhausen received town privileges and a Kaiserpfalz was erected on an island of the Kinzig river.
The Imperial Palace at Gelnhausen, in German also called the Kaiserpfalz Gelnhausen, Pfalz Gelnhausen or Barbarossaburg, is located on the Kinzig river, in the town of Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany.

Via Regia

The King's RoadHigh Roadtrade route from Frankfurt to Leipzig
The place was chosen because it was at the intersection of the Via Regia imperial road between Frankfurt and Leipzig and several other major trade routes.
The Via Regia ran west–east through the centre of the Holy Roman Empire, from the Rhine at Mainz-Kastel (Elisabethenstraße) to Frankfurt am Main, trade city and site of the election of the King of the Romans, continuing along Hanau, the Kaiserpfalz at Gelnhausen, the towns of Steinau an der Straße, Neuhof, Fulda and Eisenach to Erfurt, a centre of woad production.

Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

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Repeated plundering in the Thirty Years' War as depicted by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen in his novel Simplicius Simplicissimus made it nearly uninhabitable.
Grimmelshausen was born at Gelnhausen.

Barbarossa city

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Gelnhausen was founded by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1170, it is therefore nicknamed "Barbarossastadt".
The "Barbarossa city" of Gelnhausen is a city in Main-Kinzig County in the eastern part of Hesse.

Coleman Kaserne

The US Army closed Coleman Kaserne in 2007. Like many American soldiers, in 1959 Colin Powell, then lieutenant of the 3rd Armored Division, served at Coleman Kaserne.
Coleman Kaserne (original German name: Kaserne Gelnhausen) was a United States Army base located in the German city of Gelnhausen, located in the state of Hessen.

Geographical midpoint of Europe

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According to the Institut Géographique National from 1 January 2007 until July 2013 the geographic centre of the European Union was located on a wheat field outside the town.
27 members: On January 1, 2007, with the inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria in the European Union, the geographic centre of the European Union changed to a wheat field outside of the German town Gelnhausen, in the state of Hesse, 115 km east of the previous marker, at 50.1725°N, 9.15°W.

Romanesque architecture

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The Imperial Palace of Goslar (heavily restored in the 19th century) was built in the early 11th century by Otto III and Henry III, while the ruined Palace at Gelnhausen was received by Frederick Barbarossa prior to 1170.

Gelnhausen station

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Gelnhausen station is located on the Kinzig Valley Railway, a major line between Frankfurt and Fulda.
Gelnhausen station is the station of the town of Gelnhausen on the Kinzig Valley Railway in the German state of Hesse.

Hanau

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However prosperity came to an end already in 1326 when Emperor Louis IV gave the town in pawn to the counts of Hanau, redeemed shortly afterwards.

Wetterau

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Hence Gelnhausen initially was a thriving trade town and head of a league of 16 towns of the Wetterau region.
The economic power of the Wetterau has increased continuously through specific promotion of its urban centres Frankfurt am Main, Wetzlar, Gelnhausen and Friedberg since Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Wächtersbach

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Regional services from Frankfurt to Fulda or Wächtersbach stop in Gelnhausen.
Wächtersbach lies between the Spessart and the Vogelsberg Mountains in the middle Kinzig valley at the edge of the Büdingen Forest, not far from the towns of Gelnhausen, Birstein, Bad Orb and Bad Soden-Salmünster.

Klaus Ploghaus

Klaus Dieter Ploghaus (born 31 January 1956 in Gelnhausen, Hesse) was a West German hammer thrower.

Johann Philipp Reis

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Reis was born in Gelnhausen, Germany, the son of Marie Katharine (Glöckner) and Karl Sigismund Reis, a master baker.

Hessentag

Hessentag Festival
In 1996, the town hosted the 36th Hessentag state festival.

Biebergemünd

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The neighbouring communities are (from the north, clockwise): Wächtersbach, Bad Orb, Jossgrund, Flörsbachtal, and (three wooded gemeindefreie Gebiete, Bavaria), Kleinkahl (Bavaria), Linsengericht and Gelnhausen.

Tia Mowry

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Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in West Germany.

3rd Armored Division (United States)

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Like many American soldiers, in 1959 Colin Powell, then lieutenant of the 3rd Armored Division, served at Coleman Kaserne.
The three main combat forces headquarters for the 3rd AD were, (1) Ayers Kaserne at Kirch-Goens and Schloss Kaserne at Butzbach (The forces at those kasernes initially formed Combat Command "A" [CCA] of the 3d Armored Division), (2) Coleman Kaserne at Gelnhausen (CCB/2d Brigade); and (3) Ray Barracks at Friedberg (CCC/3d Brigade).

Tamera Mowry

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Tamera Darvette Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in then-West Germany on July 6, 1978 to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), who served in the U.S. Army and later became her children's manager, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and who became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California.

Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen

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*Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen
Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen was a state of the Holy Roman Empire seated in Gelnhausen in the south of modern Hesse, Germany.

Colin Powell

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Like many American soldiers, in 1959 Colin Powell, then lieutenant of the 3rd Armored Division, served at Coleman Kaserne.

Renchen

Renchen-Ulm
The Grimmelshausen Prize is a literary prize of €10,000 awarded in odd-number years on September 15, in turn, by Renchen or the city of Gelnhausen.

Institut géographique national

National Geographic InstituteIGNInstitut national de l'information géographique et forestière
According to the Institut Géographique National from 1 January 2007 until July 2013 the geographic centre of the European Union was located on a wheat field outside the town.

German Fairy Tale Route

Gelnhausen is located on the German Fairy Tale Route, a tourist route.