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Haltern (also: Haltern am See - Haltern on the lake) is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the Lippe River and the Wesel-Datteln Canal, approx. 15 km north of Recklinghausen. Recklinghausen is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany. ... The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Recklinghausen is a city in the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...


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Haltern (1497 words)
The oldest camp at Haltern (the Feldlager) was built on the slopes of the Silverberg ("silver mountain").
This coin is, therefore, simply not supposed to be in Haltern, unless we accept that it was brought from Hispania to the Lippe valley by a soldier serving in one of the Spanish legions that was transferred to the Rhine: I Germanica and V Alaudae.
It is possible that Haltern played an important role in the administration of the subjected territories, because the camp has too many large houses.
Die Hanse - Haltern am See (656 words)
Haltern am See A beautiful picturesque town in an area of natural outstanding beauty located close to the lakes within the boundaries of the magnificent "Hohemark" nature park.
Haltern am See and the Westfalian area get a short footnote in world history when the Roman armies under Emperor Augustus marched up the River Lippe occupying Germania and settled in by building fortifications and other houses for the troops.
Haltern gained in regional significance when the waterwork were build in 1908 and then by creating a lake and building a dam in 1930.
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