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The district was created in 1938, when the two former districts Bensheim and Heppenheim were merged.

The district is located in the Odenwald mountains, with the 517m high Melibokus as the highest elevation. The Bergstraße is a tourist route which leads from Darmstadt to Wiesloch; the northern part of this route goes through the district and gave it its name.

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  • Lorsch
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    Lorsch is a town in Hesse, about 60 km south of Frankfurt. The town, which is described as The Gateway to the Bergstraße, actually lies about 5 km west of the Bergstraße in the Rhine rift, just west of the Odenwald between Darmstadt to the north and…  [ + ] More Details

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    Bensheim is a town in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany. Bensheim lies on the Bergstraße and at the edge of the Odenwald mountains while at the same time having an open view over the Rhine plain. It is with almost 40,000 inhabitants…  [ + ] More Details

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    Lampertheim is a town in the Bergstraße district in Hesse, Germany. Lampertheim lies in the southwest corner of Hesse in the Rhine rift at the Biedensand Conservation Area (an old arm of the Rhine) and borders on Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.…  [ + ] More Details

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    Heppenheim (Bergstrasse)

    Located on the edge of the Odenwald, Heppenheim (Bergstraße) is the seat of the Bergstraße district in Hesse. Heppenheim lies almost halfway between Heidelberg and Darmstadt in southern Hesse near the boundary with Baden-Württemberg. The town is romantically…  [ + ] More Details

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    Weinheim is a town in the north west of the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany with 43,000 inhabitants, approximately 15 km north of Heidelberg and 10 km northeast of Mannheim. Together with these cities, it makes up the Rhine-Neckar triangle.   [ + ] More Details

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  • Schriesheim
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    Schriesheim is a town located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, north of Heidelberg on the Bergstrasse ("Mountain Road") and on Bertha Benz Memorial Route. It has a population of about 15,000, (as of mid-2009. The town's landmark is the Strahlenburg Castle.…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Viernheim
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    Viernheim is a midsize industrial town on Mannheim’s outskirts and is found in the Rhine Neckar agglomeration and economic area. It is the second biggest town in Bergstraße district in Hesse, Germany. Since 1994 it has also borne the title Brundtlandstadt,…  [ + ] More Details

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    Bürstadt is a town in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany, 7 km east of Worms, and 17 km north of Mannheim.  [ + ] More Details

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    Biblis is a community in the Bergstraße district in southern Hesse, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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    Bickenbach is located on the North Hessian Bergstraße between the Rhein-Main and Rhein-Neckar areas. When visiting Bickenbach, make sure to visit the Lutheran Church, the town hall, and the Schuhspannermuseum.  [ + ] 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.

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Nuremberg - Second largest city in Bavaria, after WW2 over 90% of the old-town was destroyed. Today it has already been reconstructed, including the Gothic Kaiserburg Castle (Emperor's Castle of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation). You can also visit the Nazi party rally grounds, the Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600 - venue of the Nuremberg Trails.

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