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NEUWEILER, a town of Germany, in the imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine, situated under the Vosges Mountains, 6 m.

N. from Zabern by the railway to Rastatt. Pop. (1905) 1906.

It is an interesting medieval town, still surrounded by walls. The Romanesque Evangelical church dates from the 12th century; there are also a Romanesque Roman Catholic church, which was restored in 1852, a synagogue, and an old town-hall. The town has a considerable trade in hops and wine. Above it rise the ruins of the fortress of Herrenstein, and of the castle of Hiineburg.

See Fischer, Geschichte der Abtei and Stadt Neuweiler (Zabern, 1876).

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