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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"How would I get from the Bitburg-Erdorf Hbf to the city of Bitburg on the Sunday to see the Folklore Festival Parade?" (posted 07/05/2015)
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"I used to live at Bitburg Air Base, but I thought that it closed down and was returned to the German people. I remember that I lived right next to the road to the French Kaserne. Are parts of that base still being used by the American people?" (posted 11/03/2014)
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Bitburger brewery (Bitburger Brauerei Th. Simon GmbH) is a large German brewery founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn.
Bitburger ranks number 3 among Germany's best selling breweries with annual sales of 3.86 million hectolitres in 2008, the best known product being Bitburger Premium Pils.
Johann Peter Wallenborn founded the brewery in Bitburg in 1817 at the age of 33. His father owned a brewery in Kyllburg. Three years after Wallenborn's death in 1839 Ludwig Bertrand Simon married into the family business and became owner of the brewery, naming it Simonbrau. His son, Theobald Simon, took over the brewery in 1876 at the age of twenty-nine.
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Bitburg is a city in Germany, capital of the district Bitburg-Prüm, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated approx. 25 km (16 mi.) north-west of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide), and 50 km (31 mi.) north-east of Luxembourg (city). Two American airbases, Bitburg Air Base and Spangdahlem (Spangdahlem vacation rentals | Spangdahlem travel guide) Air Base, are located nearby.
Today Bitburg is a city in the Eifel, near Trier. Bitburg's Mayor, Dr. Joachim Streit, while not a party member, is ideologically aligned with the Social Democratic Party. Bitburg has circa 14,112 citizens. The biggest company is the Bitburger Brauerei, one of the largest beer manufacturers in the world. Bitburger Bier is a major sponsor of the German soccer team. Bitburg hosts the annual European Festival of Folklore.
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Majorettengruppen, one of the biggest folk festivals in Germany
Kulturzentrum Haus Beda
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More about the History of Bitburg
Bitburg originated approximately 2000 years ago as a stopover for traffic from Lyon, through Metz and Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) to Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide). The first mentioned name was “Vicus Beda”. Emperor Constantine I expanded the settlement to a road castle around 330, the central part of which forms the town centre to the present day. Bitburg is first documented only after the end of the Roman Empire around 715 as “castrum bedense”. It subsequently became part of Franconia.
Like the remaining parts of Eifel, Bitburg was very poor. Economic ascent began again with the seizure of power of Adolf Hitler and the measures for the creation of infrastructure that was important for war, particularly the West Barrier, new armed forces barracks and with the development of the Kylltal railway. It is said that the building used as the post office at Bitburg Annex (what is left of Bitburg Air Base) was the headquarters building for Hitler when he was in the city.
On 24 December 1944, Bitburg was 85% destroyed by air raids, and later officially designated by the Americans as a “dead city”. Subsequently, Luxembourg soldiers occupied the city, replaced by the French from 1955. In 1965 a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) base was opened under American leadership. At the end of the 1980s, the French withdrew their last troops and NATO took over the former French barracks. After the First Gulf War large parts of the USAF 53rd were moved into the larger Spangdahlem (Spangdahlem vacation rentals | Spangdahlem travel guide) base. In 1994, NATO finally quit most of Bitburg for the airport.
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Bitburg is a city in Germany, capital of the district Bitburg-Prüm, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated approx. 25 km (16 mi.) north-west of Trier, and 50 km (31 mi.) north-east of Luxembourg (city). Two American airbases, Bitburg Air Base and Spangdahlem Air Base, are located nearby.
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