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Sister cities of Tauberbischofsheim

Tauberbischofsheim is a German town in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg on the river Tauber with a population of about 13,000. It is the capital of the Main-Tauber district.

The town was first mentioned in a biography of Saint Lioba in 836. It bears its name ("bishop's place") due to its close relation to bishop Saint Boniface. Boniface brought his relative Lioba to the town around 735, where she became abbess of a monastery. To distinguish the town from other towns named Bischofsheim, the name of the river Tauber was added to the name later.

Some relics of the medieval city wall, particularly a tower called Türmersturm can be viewed.

Tauberbischofsheim is famous for its fencers, who have won several Olympic medals and world championships.

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