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[caption id="attachment_150742" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mittenwald and Lake Lautersee © Kogo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mittenwald is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with 7,500 inhabitans, in Bavaria. Mittenwald is located approx. 16 kilometers to the south-east of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is situated in the Valley of the River Isar, on the northern foothills of the Alps, on the route between the old banking and commercial centre of Augsburg, to the north, and Innsbruck to the south-east, beyo...

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Fowey in Cornwall

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