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Kitzingen, Germany

There are two military post (kaserns) in Kitzingen Germany, Harvey Barracks and Larson Barracks.

Kitzingen is part of the governmental district of lower Franconia in the Free State of Bavaria. Those who visit Kitzingen will find it's history closely linked with the growth of grapes and the cultivation of wine. Throughout history the selling of wine was the main source of income for the citizens of Kitzingen. This part of history is very much in evidence today as the rolling hills around the town are covered with grapevines. There are many examples of interesting architecture in the area. The "FALTERTURM" (Market tower) is one of the most recognizable sites in Kitzingen. The ivy covered tower was built between 1469 and 1496 as a watch tower of the outer city walls. The pointed roof of the tower leans noticeably to one side. Legend has it that during it's construction, there was a shortage of water and a surplus of wine. The masons used the wine instead of water to set the mortar and the wooden beams were not properly fixed. This serves not only as an example of the architecture of the area, but as one of the many colorful legends of Germany

There are many cultural attractions in Kitzingen. There are two well known sculptures at the City Hall, the "Hacker" - a laborer working in the vineyards - and his partner the "Cathedral", holding goblets in their hands. The selling of wine is a main source of income for many citizens, and this trade can be followed through history. The "Falterturm " which is a leaning tower, is the characteristic feature of the town.

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