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Gommern followed from a slavish settlement in a rampart castle which was placed on hill in the Ehletal. The water castle still exists today and is regarded as a landmark of the town. In 1575 it is first mentioned as a borough from which it develops to a small market town in the 2nd half of the 17th century. Many companies from the quarry and mining industry find their home in this townand finally it becomes a centre for the mineral oil natural gas industry in the former east Germany (GDR). Despite or probably because of the former quarries Gommern has become a pleasant small town in the heart of Saxony Anhalt sourrounded by forests, lakes and rivers.
Located on the Elster river, near Wittenberg.
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The City of Stendal is situated in the northern part of the German Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt.
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