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Erding

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Erding is a city in Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the district Erding. It had a population of 34,122 in 2004. It is twinned with Bastia in Corsica.The original Erdinger Weissbier is a well-known Bavarian specialty. Grünbacher is one of the better-known local brands.Erding is located around 45 kilometers northeast of central Munich, about a 40-minute drive by car. Regular S-Bahn trains connect to Munich and beyond. Tariffs and times may be found on the Munich Transportation and Tariff Website (MVV).HistoryEvidence of prehistoric hunter/gatherers in the Erding area dates to c. 6000 BC, findings including an axe made of deer antler. Excavations of 2 dwellings of at least 6.5 metres in length near Altenerding from c. 2500 BC provides the first evidence of permanent agricultural based inhabitants, while some 20 early Bronze Age graveyards from c. 1800 BC have been found in Langenpriesing.Erding was founded in 1228-1230 AD, developing as a township as an alternative route from Landshut to Munich. Erding became known as a border town, midway between the two rival cities. During the Thirty Years' War, Erding was taken twice by Swedish troops, who plundered it and set it on fire.In 1945, several Allied air raids on the nearby military airport damaged the city and killed numerous inhabitants.On March 24, 1950; three Douglas DC-3s from Czechoslovakia were simultaneously hijacked. All three planes landed in Erding, West Germany. 26 of 85 passengers stayed in West Germany to escape from the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
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