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The Altmark is located west of the Elbe river between the cities of Hamburg and Magdeburg, mostly included in the present-day districts of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel and Stendal. In the west, the Drawehn hill range and the Drömling depression separate it from the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony; the Altmark also borders the Wendland region in the north and the Magdeburg Börde in the south. Adjacent east of the Elbe is the historical Prignitz region.

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  • Dahlen (Saxony-Anhalt)
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    Dahlen (Saxony-Anhalt)

    Dahlen is a village and a former municipality in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 September 2010, it is part of the town Stendal.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Kalbe
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    Kalbe is a town in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel (district), in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approx. 15 km north of Gardelegen, on the river Milde. To avoid confusion with Calbe, it is also called Kalbe an der Milde. Kalbe an der Milbe, was the…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Gardelegen
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    Gardelegen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁdəleːɡən]) is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Milde, 20 m. W. from Stendal, on the main line of railway Berlin-Hanover.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Arendsee
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    Arendsee is a municipality in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is named after the lake Arendsee, located north of the town.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Arneburg
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    Arneburg is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Elbe, approx. 12 km northeast of Stendal. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Arneburg-Goldbeck.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Calvörde
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    Calvörde (German pronunciation: [kalˈføːʁdə] ( listen)) is a municipality in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km northwest from Haldensleben between the Ohre river and the Midland Canal. Calvörde is…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Seehausen
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    Seehausen is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approx. 30 km north of Stendal. Seehausen is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde Seehausen (Altmark).  [ + ] More Details

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  • Oebisfelde
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    Oebisfelde (German pronunciation: [øːbɪsˈfɛldə]) is a village and a former municipality in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Oebisfelde-Weferlingen. It is accessed by Bundesstraße (German…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Havelberg
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    Havelberg is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the Havel, and part of the town is built on an island in the centre of the river. The two parts were incorporated as a town in 1875. It has a population of 7,687…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Bismark
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    Bismark is a town in the Stendal district, in the historic Altmark region of northern Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approx. 22 km (14 mi) west of Stendal.  [ + ] More Details

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Berlin - the reunified and reinvigorated capital of Germany; known for its division during the Cold War - and the Berlin Wall. Today its a metropolis of diversity with elegant clubs, galleries and traditional restaurants. It is also a haven for shoppers.

Bremen - one of the most important cities in northern Germany, its old town will be of interest to travelers who want a slice of history.

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