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Teutoburg Forest

Teutoburg Forest
Teutoburg Forest

The Teutoburg Forest (German: Teutoburger Wald) is a range of low, forested mountains in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia which is believed to be the scene of a decisive battle in AD 9. Until the 19th century the official name of the mountain ridge was Osning.


The Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD occurred in or near this region, though the exact location is disputed. The Roman historian Gaius Cornelius Tacitus identified the location of the battle as saltus Teutoburgiensis (saltus meaning a forest valley in Latin), and the encounter was therefore called the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Recent excavations suggest that at least the final stages of the battle took place farther northwest, at Kalkriese, north of Osnabrück.

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Bielefeld is a county borough in the Regierungsbezirk (regional district) Detmold in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on both the western and eastern slopes of the Teutoburg Forest. With its population of 326,000, it is…

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