from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Germany near the Rhine River at the edge of the Black Forest. Founded in 1120, it is a manufacturing, cultural, and tourist center. Population: 218,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A German city in Baden-Württemberg located in the Black Forest. The population is around 200,000.


German frei (“free”) +‎ Burg (“fortification”) (Wiktionary)



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