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Sinsheim

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Stone Age burial mounds, graves of Celtic chieftains and Roman shrines prove that Sinsheim has been settled for many thousands of years. In 770 Sinsheim was first mentioned in the Lorsch Codex (Codex Aureus Laurensius). The town’s development began with the bestowal of rights to have a market and mint coins in 1067. In 1848/49 Sinsheim was a stronghold of the Baden revolution. In 1973 Sinsheim was declared a "district capital" after the incorporation of twelve formerly independent communities.

In the northern part of Baden-Württemberg, invitingly situated in the hills of Kraichgau (Kraichgau is a hilly region of Baden-Württemberg, bordered by the Odenwald and the Neckar to the north, the Black Forest to the south, and the Upper Rhine Plain to the west), Sinsheim offers the visitor many sights as well as rest and recreation. The symbol of the town is Steinsberg Castle - a masterpiece of Staufer architecture with a matchless octagonal keep. The 330 metre (1093 feet) high castle in the district of Weiler offers a breathtaking view over Sinsheim and deep into the Kraichgau. Numerous museums, events and exhibitions mirror the vibrant cultural life and attract those who appreciate culture from near and far.

For technology fans the Technik Museum Sinsheim offers an array of technology, which is absolutely unique. For history buffs the town, open-air and Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Grosse) museums are all fascinating destinations. If you are feeling sporty, you can visit the swimming pool, the golf course or the glider airfield. Last but not least, you can experience the thrill of "1899 Hoffenheim" (German Bundesliga team), playing at their new stadium.

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