In the process, 12 churches and about 50% of the residential houses were destroyed.
is one of the oldest German cities and a cultural center with historic monuments dating back to Celtic times. An abbey was founded there in the mid 7th century, and St. From 1532, Regensburg was often the meeting place of the Imperial Diet, and it became the permanent seat of the Perpetual Diet or ‘Immerwährender Reichstag,’ around 1663, around the time its commerce had declined. Remscheid was founded in the 12th century, but remained a small village until the 19th century, as did Lennep, a delightful medieval village of small squares and narrow, crooked streets with an old church as its architectural centerpiece.
It belonged to the ten most affected cities in the territory of present-day Baden-Wuerttemberg.The rise of the city came with its membership in the Hanseatic League, of which it became an important part.Ships for plying the Baltic Sea were constructed here.In 1419 the oldest university in Northern Europe, the University of Rostock, was founded. Large parts of the historic city center city were destroyed by Allied bombing in 19.It was then sentenced to communist slavery for decades.
Click a city within Brandenburg from the list below or scroll to the left to view profiles directly.Potsdam, Prenzlau, Prüm, Rathenow, Recklinghausen, Regensburg, Remscheid, Reutlingen, Ronsdorf, Rositz, Rostock, Rothenburg, Saarbrücken, Saarlautern, Salzburg, Schmalkalden, Schwandorf, Schwäbisch Hall, Schweinfurt For more than 3 centuries the rulers of Brandenburg hired the very best artists of their time to build and enhance the Royal buildings in and around Berlin with elaborate palaces and gardens.There are deep traces of the destruction, suffering and grief left behind from the war in Rositz even today. Although two major bomb attacks initially aimed at industrial targets in August 1944 and on February 14, 1945, many homes were also destroyed and 49 civilians killed.Rathenow in Brandenburg is known for its bricks made of the clay of the Havel, and for its spectacles and optical instruments. Between that and the destruction from Soviet troops, more than 75 percent of the city was destroyed.