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Hannoversch Muenden

Hannoversch Münden (officially abbreviated to Hann. Münden) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. The city is located in the district of Göttingen at the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers, which join to form of the river Weser. It has 28,000 inhabitants. It is famous for its old houses, some of them more than 600 years old.

Alexander von Humboldt stated that Hann. Münden is one of the seven most beautiful located cities of the world.

The place is first mentioned in the deed of donation of Gimundi to the abbey of Fulda (802). City rights were probably granted during the latter half of the 12th century. The name of the town was originally Münden. The official name was changed to Hannoversch Münden (due to the former affiliation with the kingdom of Hanover) in order to distinguish Münden from Minden (which is almost identically pronounced). Later, to avoid confusion with Hanover, the city's name was abrreviated to Hann. Münden. Anyhow, the inhabitants still refer to their own town as Münden.

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