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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 13 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OEHRINGEN, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, agreeably situated in a fertile country, on the Ohrn, 12 M. E. from Heilbronn by the railways to Hall and Crailsheir. Pop. (1905) 3,450. It is a quaint medieval place, and, among its ancient buildings, boasts a fine Evangelical church, containing carvings in cedar-wood of the 15th century and numerous interesting tombs and monuments; a Renaissance town hall; the building, now used as a library, which formerly belonged to a monastery, erected in 1034; and a palace, the residence of the princes of Hohenlohe-Oehringen. Oehringen is the Vicus Aurelii of the Romans. Eastwards of it ran the old Roman frontier wall, and numerous remains and inscriptions dating from the days of the Roman settlement have been recently discovered, including traces of three camps. See Keller, Vicus Aurelii, oder Ohringen zur Zeit der Romer (Bonn, 1872).
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