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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 672 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NIERSTEIN, a village of Germany, in the grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, on the left bank of the Rhine, 8 m. S. from Mainz by the railway to Worms. Pop. (19o5) 4445• It contains a Roman Catholic and a Protestant church, an old Roman bath—Sironabad—and sulphur springs. It is famous for its wines, in which a large export trade is done. Nierstein was originally a Roman settlement, and was a royal residence under the Carolingian rulers. Later it passed from the emperor to the elector palatine of the Rhine.
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