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Bretten [Oversized Pictorial Biography of the Architecture, Industry, Beauty of This Region of Southern Germany]

Robert Hausser / Bilder Einer Stadt Von Robert Hausser / Text Voin Liselotte Nuckel / TEXT IS IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN / Stradt Bretten, Paul foster, Liliane Schnurr, Barbara eckert Stahl, Karl Friedrich V. Brandt et al

ISBN 10: 3878041365 / ISBN 13: 9783878041368
Published by SVA 1982, ~ SCARCE EDITION ~, 1982
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Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in a Good Dust Jacket with some egdewear and slight chipping. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself, or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Excerpt from wikipedia: Bretten is a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route. Bretten lies in the centre of a rectangle that is formed by Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn and Stuttgart as corners. It has a population of approximately 28,000. The centre of Bretten consists of many old half-timbered houses around a lively marketplace. Towns and villages under the administration of Bretten include Bauerbach, Büchig, Diedelsheim, Dürrenbüchig, Gölshausen, Neibsheim, Rinklingen, Ruit and Sprantal. Bretten was first mentioned as "villa breteheim" in the "Lorsch codex" in 767. Since 1148 Bretten had the right to mint and issue coins. In 1254 Bretten received city rights. In 1492 Bretten was granted to hold four fairs by Pfalzgraf Philipp. Philipp Melanchthon was born in Bretten in 1497. The residents of Bretten successfully sallied against the Swabian besiegers around Ulrich of Württemberg in 1504. In 1803 Bretten became Badische Amtsstadt. After the industrial revolution, the local economy was dominated by cooker production for many years. In 1975 Bretten was given the status of a "Große Kreisstadt" (district city). Philipp Melanchthon; birth name: Philipp Schwarzerdt; companion of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther; February 16, 1497 to April 19, 1560. The largest event in Bretten is the annual Peter and Paul Festival, which usually attracts up to 80,000 visitors. It is held one long weekend in summer. The main attractions are the numerous performances in countless camps and in the mediaeval lanes in the old town of Bretten. On Sunday, a huge procession of dressed up citizens and guest groups takes place. Size: Famous Places to study and Visit. Bookseller Inventory # 5027138

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Title: Bretten [Oversized Pictorial Biography of ...

Publisher: SVA 1982, ~ SCARCE EDITION ~

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Oversized / coffee Table Ed.

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

Edition: Clean and Unmarked Text.

Book Type: Travel History Culture Life

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