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Alexander Church in Zweibrücken is a late Gothic church. It was founded in 1489 by Count Palatine Alexander von Pfalz-Zweibrücken on his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and started the 1493rd As a builder Philip Steinmetz is called. The right side of the church with the choir is in the northeast toward the marketplace. The church serves the Protestant community.
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Two bridges located in the western part of southern Rhineland-Palatinate directly on the border of the Saar about 36 km (airline) southwest of Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern vacation rentals | Kaiserslautern travel guide) in Westrich. The core city of Zweibrücken is located 25 km west of Pirmasens (Pirmasens vacation rentals | Pirmasens travel guide) at the western edge of the Palatinate Forest is located. There is only a few kilometers southeast of the above or confluence of Schwarzbach in Blies (in Saarland desert) and is also used by Hornbach flows, which in France and then in urban areas in the Schwarzbach River. In the Two Bridges neighborhood, there are many forests, which are also rare species of trees such as the Elsbeere find. In one of these forest areas is 32.6 meters high with one of the highest Elsbeeren the world (Booth 1994)
The annual precipitation is 860 mm. The precipitation is in the upper third of Germany covered in values. At 73% of monitoring stations of the German Weather Service are registered lower values. The driest month is April, the majority of precipitation falling in December. In December, falling 1.5 times more rainfall than in April. The rainfall varies little, and are evenly distributed throughout the year. At only 21% of monitoring stations are lower seasonal fluctuations registered.
Things to See in Zweibrücken
The Zweibrücker Stadtmuseum documented in a permanent exhibition in the former residence of the famous court painter Zweibrücker Johann Christian male of the convoluted history of the city of Zweibrücken. In addition there are regular special exhibitions, for example, the 200-year anniversary of the state stud.
The Bibliotheca Bipontina Zweibrücken is a regional scientific library in Zweibrücken, whose stock mainly rescued parts of the ducal libraries is decreasing and therefore sometimes very valuable first editions from the 16th Century. It is part of the state library center of Rhineland-Palatinate and is one of the greatest libraries of the old country. Housed the Bibliotheca Bipontina in the building of the Helmholtz-Gymnasium.
The Duke Castle Zweibrücken - in its current form, built 1725 - is the largest in the Palatinate Profanbau Nordic Baroque style lettering. It was from 1720-1725 Baumeister Jonas Erikson Sundahl built and is the former residence castle of the dukes of Zweibrücken. The Second World War destroyed Residenzschloss was 1965 again, and today it is the seat of the Palatine Oberlandesgericht.
Wild Rose Garden - As a counterpart to Europe's city rose garden, the two bridges and the Oscar-Scheerer Foundation 1974-1976 on the grounds of the former pleasure palace of the Polish king Stanislaus Leszczynski wild rose garden created. The two gardens are the "Rosenweg" to create a 2.5 km long cycling, hiking and walk. The Wild Rose Garden Rose is a living museum. At approximately 2 acres of wild flower area, Park and shrub roses in nearly 1000 species, including many old varieties.
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More about the History of Zweibrücken
The town was the capital of the former Duchy of Zweibrücken, and the Alexander-Kirche (founded in 1493) houses the tombs of the dukes. The ducal castle is now occupied by the chief court of the Palatinate (Oberlandesgericht). There is a fine Gothic Protestant church. Weaving, brewing and the manufacture of machinery, such as Terex cranes and bulldozers, and John Deere tractors, chicory, cigars, malt, boots, furniture and soap are the chief industries. Besides there are two museums, a local city museum and a natural history museum showing mainly fossils from the area. The independent territory was at first a county, the counts being descended from Henry I (Heinrich I.), youngest son of Simon I, count of Saarbrücken (d. 1182). This line, the Walramides, became extinct on the death of Count Eberhard (1393), who in 1385 had sold half his territory to the count palatine of the Rhine, and held the other half as his feudatory. Louis (d. 1489), son of Stephen, count palatine of Simmern-Veldenz, founded the line of the dukes of Zweibrücken. In 1559, a member of the line, Duke Wolfgang, founded the earliest grammar school of the town (Herzog-Wolfgang-Gymnasium), which existed until 1987. Duke Wolfgang also in 1557 converted his country to the new Lutheran faith. In 1990 the city underwent a major change. With the departure of the Americans, the military area became free, which corresponded altogether to a third of the entire city surface. The unemployment ratio increased to approximately 21 %, leading to a decrease in demand in the retail trade of approximately 25 %. These events led to rapid, creative decisions on the part of the city, with the resultant changes becoming the model for other communities. Within the core of the city, a small pedestrian region was finished, which includes some restored historic buildings.
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Zweibrücken is a district-free city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It has approximately 37,500 inhabitants and is the smallest city in Germany. The city has an airport, the largest rose garden in Europe, the largest factory outlet center in Germany, is the seat of the Palatine Oberlandesgericht and houses the country stud of Rhineland-Palatinate. The name comes from Zweibrücken an outgoing 12th Century castle, built with a double Wehrgraben had the two drawbridges had to be crossed.
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