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Stendal is a town in Saxony Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of Stendal District and unofficial capital of the Altmark. Its population in 2001 was 38.900 is located some 78 miles west of Berlin and around 110 miles east of Hanover. Stendal has a university, a market and a psychiatric rehabilitation clinic. The first settlement was mentioned in 1022 and Stendal became an important member of the Hanseatic League. Magnificent churches, the city hall and the two remaining city gates are still proof of that former wealth. The pseudonym Stendhal of the French author Marie Henri Beyle is generally supposed to be a homage to the German author Johann Joachim Winckelmann, who was born in Stendal. Stendal is a wonderful holiday destination, where people can relax, visit the landmarks and enjoy the local cuisine.

Top Attractions Within Stendal

Theatre of Altmark in Stendal was founded in 1946 and has always had a particular involvement in youth and children's theatre. Theatrical performances and dance events are stages, as well as concerts, conferences and meetings. It is a great place for both children and adults.

Winckelman Museum in Stendal is also a landmark of the town. The museum is named after Johann Joachim Winckelman, the founder of classical archaeology. Its holdings include biographical documents, works, designs and diagrams as well as Greek sculptures and casts, along with other small artworks from Antiquity. The museum is also the owner of the biggest Trojan Horse. Exhibitions are held relating to archaeology and the history of art from the 18th and 19th century. There is also a modern art museum.

Fire Brigade Museum in Stendal shows the development of fire fighting and protection from the leather bucket to modern fire engines. It is entertaining and educational for children and adults alike.

Other landmarks in Stendal include the Gothic Cathedral, the Town Hall with the statue of Roland and the two medieval town gates. There are also other churches in the area.