Germersheim (Germany)

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Europe Rivers

Coordinates
49.22456 N, 8.37814 E

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Germersheim is a city in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate, with 20,590 inhabitants (2015 estimate). It is the seat of Germersheim district. The neighboring cities and towns are Karlsruhe, Landau, Philippsburg, Speyer and Wörth. The total area of Germersheim is 21.40 km2 (8.26 ml2).

Following the invasion of Gallia, Gaius Iulius Caesar made Rhine river the border between Germania and the Roman Empire. Some areas east of it were afterwards invaded and added to the Roman province Decumates. Because it was more and more attacked, in the second half of the 3rd century it was given up and a military camp was founded, called "Vicus Iulii" ("Village of Julius). It was supported up to the 4th century.

The first record of the "Germersheim" name is from 1090, when it was named in Sinsheimer Chronik. The German King Rudolph von Habsburg gave Germersheim city rights in on August 18, 1276. There is a legend saying that he, as a sick man, rode to Speyer to die there, not in Germersheim.

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