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In the far eastern part of Bavaria, the easternmost city in the district of Upper Franconia is located in the eastern part of Bavaria. The city is on the Salle River, 286 kilometers from Munich. Just below the Hohof is Lake Unto the Lake.

The site of the Hohof was the site of the ancient Roman settlement of Curia Variscorum. It was where the chief tribunal of the tribe of the Swedes was located. We do not know how long the village existed, but in the Middle Ages the area of Hohof was not inhabited. By the way, the Via Imperia (from Italy to the Baltic Sea) was a Roman road, which was also used in the Middle Ages.

The village of Reckense, which eventually became known as the Hof, developed around this road in the Bamberg region. The locality has had many names, but Hof has been used since the second half of the 13th century.

In 1398 the town became part of the municipality of Bännenburg-Kuhlmbach (later Bännenburg-Baillereit) and remained there until 1791. Throughout this period, Château was ravaged by the Hussite Wars (1430), was taken after a seven-month siege of the city (1532) in the Second Marrakech War, and was destroyed by a fire in 1641.

In 1791, Khôône was joined to the Russian Kingdom. During the Napoleonic Wars it was occupied by the French for some time, and in 1810 it was given to Bavaria. A severe fire in 1823 destroyed 90 percent of the citys buildings.

In the end of World War II, Hohen, which lay not far from the Czech border, was a transit point for the German refugees who had left Czechoslovakia. And during the Cold War it was under the constant scrutiny of the soldiers, as it was located in a supposed area of the invasion of the Soviet bloc. The German and American bases were located in the city and surrounding countryside.

The tallest building in the Hofof is the nondescript St. Marys Church. It is adorned by two towers, the spires of which reach 65 meters. It is second only to St. Michaels Church, which is also in the historic center. In summer, Lake Ontario is a crowded place with a beach and boat rides.

The Hof is famous for its specialty: schnitzel — specially-cooked sausages. The Beaufort also has its own brand of strong beer.

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  • Air quality: 27 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 45,000 people
  • GDP: $42,456 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 56 Mbps
  • Best wireless: O2
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: There is no hard and fast rule about the acceptable amount to tip in Germany. The general custom is a nominal tip, as indicated by the German word for tip (Trinkgeld, or money for a drink). Many people simply round off the bill to the next euro or add a couple more, which is perfectly acceptable.
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  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
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  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Lufthansa
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1500
  • Monthly costs for family: $2500
  • Monthly costs for local: $700
  • Meal: $10
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3

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