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Kulmbach

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Movie Theaters
Kulmbach is the capital of the district of Kulmbach in Bavaria in Germany. The town is famous for Plassenburg Castle, which houses the largest tin soldier museum in the world, and for its famous sausages, or Bratwürste.GeographyLocationKulmbach is located in the middle of the Bavarian province of Upper Franconia, about 25km northwest of the city of Bayreuth. To the south of Kulmbach, the River Main begins at the confluence of its headstreams, the White Main and Red Main.Town districtsKulmbach is divided into the following districts (with population in brackets):HistoryFrom about 900 AD there was a small settlement in what is now the district of Spiegel, which consisted of a forest lodge and a fortified tenant farm to protect the River Main crossing at Grünwehr. The area later passed into the hands of the Count of Schweinfurt, whose power was usually exercised through the office of the walpode.Kulmbach was first mentioned as Kulma in a deed of gift in the Alcuin Bible between 1028 and 1040. The name comes from a stream that comes descends the mountain . This stream was later renamed Kohlenbach due to a misunderstanding.
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