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Old Nov 26th 2008, 03:23 PM
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The name of the city I'm looking for derived from the name of a local tribe and a river crossing. Many kings and emperors were also crowned in this city.

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Old Nov 26th 2008, 03:31 PM
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Gotta be Rheims or Reims.
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Old Nov 26th 2008, 03:50 PM
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Gotta be Rheims or Reims.
Not the correct answer, I'm afraid.
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Old Nov 26th 2008, 11:04 PM
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I'll guess Frankfurt (its got the tribe and the crossing, not too sure about lots of crowing going on there though)
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Old Nov 27th 2008, 02:06 PM
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I'll guess Frankfurt (its got the tribe and the crossing, not too sure about lots of crowing going on there though)
You got it right again.

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The name of Frankfurt on Main is derived from the Franconofurd of the Germanic tribe of the Franks; Furt (cf. English ford) where the river was shallow enough to be crossed by wading. Alemanni and Franks lived there and by 794 Charlemagne presided over an imperial assembly and church synod, at which Franconofurd (-furt -vurd) was first mentioned.


Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855 the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. From 1562 the kings/emperors were also crowned in Frankfurt, Maximilian II being the first. This tradition ended in 1792, when Franz II was elected. His coronation was deliberately held on Bastille Day, 14 July, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The elections and coronations took place in St. Bartholomäus cathedral, known as the Kaiserdom (en: Emperor's Cathedral), or in its predecessors.

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Old Nov 27th 2008, 05:42 PM
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I never get tired of seeing pictures of European architecture!

And I didn't know the HRE's were crowned in Frankfurt - I knew they voted there, but I thought Aachen was it.

Anyway, here's the next challenge...

This large European city was founded around 1300 AD. It has had a turbulent history, much attacked, seiged and taken by various armies over the years. The city also has a couple of famous treaties named after it.
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 11:52 AM
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Okay, here's another clue... it was almost totally destroyed during WW2 (and since rebuilt). There was a military alliance named after this city at one time.
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 02:51 PM
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Nato?
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 09:08 PM
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Is it Warsaw?
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Old Dec 1st 2008, 07:55 AM
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Is it Warsaw?
Warsaw is correct!
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