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Wissembourg (German: Weißenburg) is a small town and commune situated on the border between France and Germany, in the Alsace région, approximately 60 km north of Strasbourg. Wissembourg is a sous-préfecture of the Bas-Rhin département. Population 8,173.


Founded in the 7th century following the foundation of a Benedictine abbey, the town grew in stature as a result of the work of the monk Otfried, who had translated the epistles into the vernacular. The town was fortified in the 13th century, and was annexed by France under Louis XIV in 1678.

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Weissenburg in Bayern (written in German: Weißenburg in Bayern) is a city in Bavaria, Germany.
Weissenburg in Bayern is in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Mittelfranken.
The history of Weissenburg is generally traced back to the Roman fort that was built in the area towards the end of the first century.
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