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Soest is a beautiful town in the Soest district, Arnsberg region, North Rhine Westphalia state of Germany. Soest is also the capital of the district and the second largest town in it, the first being a nearby city called Lippstadt. Near Soest you can visit the cities of Dortmund and Paderborn and the communities of Bad Sassendorf, Ense, Welver, Werl, Lippetal and Mohnesee. The history of Soest begins in the 9th century, when the village was first mentioned in a document named Dagobertsche Schenkung. According to archaeologists, the area was originally settled more than 4,000 years ago. In present, Soest has a population of almost 50,000 residents, living on an area of 86 square kilometers. Famous residents of the city include politician Johann Gropper, football player Oliver Kirch, writer Ralf Konig and singer Sascha Schmitz.

Top Attractions within Soest

Saint Patroclus's Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in town. It was built sometime in the 10th century and the legend of it says the archbishop of Cologne, Bruno I brought the relics of Saint Patroclus in Soest, from Troyes and buried them in the church, also in the 10th century. The saint is venerated even today and the cathedral is one of the most important landmarks of the city.

Allerheiligenkirmes is the largest city fair of Europe and is held in Soest. This tradition of the city will have its 675th edition in the autumn of 2012. The name of the fair comes from the All Saints Day, because the fair starts from the first Wednesday after this day and is opened 5 days in a row.

Der Moechshof is a German restaurant that you should not miss as long as you are in Germany, better said, in Soest. This is one of the top restaurants in town. It is perfect for a family outing, as the children have where to play. They also have a dedicated menu with healthy dishes cooked just for them. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable.