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A city of northwest Germany northeast of Münster. Established c. 780 by Charlemagne, it was a prosperous Hanseatic trading center in the Middle Ages, noted especially for its linen.
(Placename) an industrial city in NW Germany, in Lower Saxony: a member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages; one of the treaties comprising the Peace of Westphalia (1648) was signed here. Pop: 165 517 (2003 est)
a city in Lower Saxony, in NW Germany. 168,050.