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Aug 20, 2013 - Nordlingen and an interesting walk and climb!

Today we headed to the historic town of Nordlingen. The location in which the town sits has an interesting history. About 15 million years ago a meteorite of nearly one kilometre in diameter impacted the Alb Plateau close to the site of Nordlingen today. The impact created a crater of 25km in diameter, the rim of which is still apparent today as you drive to Nordlingen. The history as with many towns in this area goes back to Roman times when a castle was built on the site in 85AD. However the first official mention of the town was in 898....

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