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Hannoversch-Münden (hänōˈvərsh-münˈdən) [key] or Münden münˈdən, town (1994 pop. 26,283), Lower Saxony, central Germany, where the Fulda and Werra rivers flow together to form the Weser River. Its manufactures include machine tools, chemicals, and lead, aluminum, and rubber goods. The town was founded in the late 12th cent. on the site of a Carolingian palace. Noteworthy structures of the picturesque town include the palace (renovated in the 16th cent. and now a museum), a stone bridge (built c.1400), a Renaissance-style town hall, and numerous half-timber houses.

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