Neustadt-an-der-Haardt - Encyclopedia

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NEUSTADT -AN-DER-HAARDT, a town of Germany, in the Bavarian Palatinate, picturesquely situated under the eastern slope of the Haardt Mountains and at the mouth of the valley of the Speyerbach, 14 m. W. of Spires, and at the junction of railway lines to Worms, Weissenburg and Monsheim. Pop. (1905) 18,576. It has four churches, two Evangelical and two Roman Catholic. The Protestant abbey church, a fine Gothic edifice dating from the 14th century, contains the tombs of several of the counts palatine of the Rhine. The Roman Catholic Ludwigskirche is a modern Gothic structure. The chief industries of the town are cloth, paper, furniture, soap, starch and hats. It has also breweries and distilleries. A brisk trade is carried on in wood, grain, fruit and wine, all of which are extensively produced in the vicinity. Neustadt, which became a town in 1275, is one of the centres of the Rhenish "grape-cure," and thus attracts numerous visitors.

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