Thursday, July 08, 2004

Saalfeld

City, Thuringia Land (state), east-central Germany, on the Saale River, at the northeast edge of the Thüringer Wald (forest), south of Weimar. First mentioned in 899 as a royal palace, it was the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in 1071. The present town dates from 1200. It was sold by the counts of Schwarzburg in 1389 to the House of Wettin and was the seat of the Duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld from

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