Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Radio Nordschwaben

Radio Nordschwaben once broadcast from Nördlingen in southern Germany.  95.6 FM is now part of the RT1 media group.

The medieval city of Nördlingen is built entirely inside a massive depression that was formed when a meteor struck around 14 million years ago.  It wasn't until 1960 that anyone knew that the town was on top of what is now called the Ries Crater.  The stone in the city is at least partially made up of millions of microscopic diamonds which were formed by the impact of the meteor.  Nördlingen is also entirely surrounded by a wall which was started in the 14th century.  The sticker depicts the area's distinctive fachwerk buildings as well as the bell tower of St. George's church.

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