City in the meteorite crater
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In Germany, there is an unusual town called Nördlingen, the historical part of which is located in an area that has the correct rounded shape. For a long time it was believed that the remains of the ancient volcano crater, but it was much more interesting.
The small town of Nördlingen is located in Bavaria, in the south-west of Germany. The historical part of the town is in a valley - a small decrease in the area with a diameter of about 25 kilometers, which is called Nördlinger Ries. As studies have shown, depression is followed by a meteorite impact. Estimates suggest that fell here about 15 million years ago, that is, during the Neogene. The boundaries of the historic city, coinciding with the edge of the Meteor Crater are clearly seen from a bird's flight.
Nördlingen City was founded in the IX century, it has a long history and unique architecture. Most of the buildings in the city built during the Middle Ages, so the city is like an open air museum.
In the city center is Market Square, which converge the main streets of the city. Perfectly preserved city wall on the perimeter of the city, which was built in the early XIV century. Ancient wall has 12 towers and 5 gates, and is a popular tourist attraction. In addition, there is an old town hall, the St. George church, meeting house and many other medieval buildings. After the discovery of meteoritic crater in the city was created by a meteorite museum.