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What does Uelzen mean?

What does Uelzen mean?

Uelzen ( German pronunciation: [ˈʏltsən]) is a district ( Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Gifhorn, Celle, Heidekreis, Lüneburg and Lüchow-Dannenberg, and by the state of Saxony-Anhalt (district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel ). The county capital is the town of Uelzen .

What is the relative location of Uelzen?

/  52.96472°N 10.56583°E  / 52.96472; 10.56583 Uelzen (officially the Hanseatic Town of Uelzen, German: Hansestadt Uelzen, German pronunciation: [ˈʔʏltsn̩], Low German Ülz’n) is a town in northeast Lower Saxony, Germany, and capital of the county of Uelzen.

When was the town of Uelzen founded?

The town was founded in 1250. In 1270 Duke John of Brunswick-Lüneburg, a Welf who ruled the Principality of Lüneburg from 1252 to 1277, granted Uelzen its town privileges ( Stadtrechte ). In the Middle Ages it became an active member of the Hanseatic League.

What is the Amtsgericht in Uelzen?

Today it is one of the town’s popular tourist attractions. Uelzen has at its disposal an Amtsgericht (roughly, a district court), which belongs to the state court region of Lüneburg and the Oberlandesgericht (High State Court) region of Celle .

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