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Konstanz is a small university town on Lake Constance in southern Germany, right on the border with Switzerland. About 78,000 population.

Konstanz was the place were the Council of Constance (1414-1418) took place, and where Jan Hus was burned at the stake (1415). It was also the birthplace of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, constructor of the famous Zeppelin airships.

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