neustadt an der weinstrasse
city, Rhineland-Palatinate Land (state), southwestern Germany. It lies on the eastern slope of the Haardt Mountains, where the Speyer River breaks through the Haardt into the Rhine River valley. Founded in 1220 and chartered in 1275, its historic buildings include the Casimirianum (the seat of Heidelberg University, 1578-83, now a convention hall), the town hall (formerly a Jesuit college), and the Stiftskirche ("Collegiate Church"), which is a Gothic abbey church dating from the 14th century.
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