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Old 19-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #238
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Arrow Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiß

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a U.S. Department of Defense owned recreation hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Located in the Bavarian Alps near the Austrian border, the facility opened in September 2004 at a cost of $80 million.
The song Es War Ein Edelweiss was written by Herms Niel for soldiers during World War II.The Edelweiss flower was the symbol of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS Gebirgsjäger, or mountain rangers, worn as a metal pin on the left side of the mountain cap, on the band of the service dress cap, and as a patch on the right sleeve. It is still the symbol of the Mountain division in the German army today.The World War II Luftwaffe unit, Kampfgeschwader 51 (51st Bomber Wing) was known as the Edelweiss Wing. On the Austrian 2 cents coins, a picture of Edelweiss is used on the two-euro-cent coins.
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