Witzenhausen is a small town in the Werra-Meissner in northeastern Hesse (Germany). She received 1225 municipal rights in the year and until 1974 county seat. Nationally known the city is through the invention of bio-waste in 1983 and as a major production area for cherries. The area is considered the largest single cherry growing area in Europe. The cherry is a tradition in Witzenhausen and so the Kesperkirmes annually (Kesper = cherry) celebrated in July in which a cherry Queen is chosen. Witzenhausen is the headquarters of the Department of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, where among other things the nationwide unique degree program Organic Farming is offered. Also located in the village of an educational establishment (DEULA) for environment and technology, agriculture, horticulture and gardening / landscaping.
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