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article imagePhoto essay: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany Special

By Tim Sandle     Jul 6, 2014 in Travel
Schwäbisch Hall is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and capital of the district of Schwäbisch Hall. Digital Journal paid a visit in early July.
Schwäbisch Hall is located in the valley of the river Kocher in the northeastern part of Baden-Württemberg. The town is located in the southwestern part of Germany, to the east of the Upper Rhine.
The Schwarzer Kocher flows rather slowly and the covered ground gives the water a dark color. However, this lends the river an attractive hue.
Schwäbisch Hall  along the  river Kocher. The About this sound Kocher 104 mile-long right tributary...
Schwäbisch Hall, along the river Kocher. The About this sound Kocher 104 mile-long right tributary of the Neckar in the north-eastern part of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The name "Kocher" originates from its Celtic name "cochan" and probably means winding, meandering river.
Until the 1920s, the town was famous for its salt mine. Here the salt production method involved heating salty groundwater, drawn from the river.
Schwäbisch Hall: the town and the river on display.
Schwäbisch Hall: the town and the river on display.
Baden-Württemberg shares borders with France (departments of Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin), Switzerland (cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Aargau, Zürich, Schaffhausen and Thurgau) and the states of Rhineland Palatinate, Hesse and Bavaria.
An alternative view of Schwäbisch Hall and its river.
An alternative view of Schwäbisch Hall and its river.
Schwäbisch Hall has a mix of historic buildings and modern buildings.
There is an outdoor summer theater which performs on the open-air staircase at St. Michael s Church ...
There is an outdoor summer theater which performs on the open-air staircase at St. Michael's Church and at the Globe Theatre.
Schwäbisch Hall has a long tradition as a university town. Schwäbisch Hall attracts up to 2 000 st...
Schwäbisch Hall has a long tradition as a university town. Schwäbisch Hall attracts up to 2,000 students from countries around the world every year to study the German language.
Schwäbisch Hall: the first part of the name   Schwäbisch   refers to the name of the region  Swabi...
Schwäbisch Hall: the first part of the name, "Schwäbisch", refers to the name of the region, Swabia.
The town also boasts many different bars and restaurants.
Schwäbisch Hall  in the town center.
Schwäbisch Hall, in the town center.
Schwäbisch Hall has a population of 36 799. The residents of Schwäbisch Hall come from over 100 co...
Schwäbisch Hall has a population of 36,799. The residents of Schwäbisch Hall come from over 100 countries.
The town makes for an excellent two-or-three day break. Impressive architecture, friendly people, good food, and, especially, great beer.
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