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Porta Westfalica

Address:
Porta Westfalica, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Category: General

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Site of a gorge formed by the Weser River called "Gate to Westphalia". Coming from the north, the gorge is the entry to the region of Westphalia. Despite the Latin name the term was not coined in Roman times, but by scholars of the 19th century.