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Hof

(hōf), city (1994 pop. 52,720), Bavaria, E central Germany, on the Saale River, near the Czech border. The city's industries produce textiles, beer, and machinery. Hof was first mentioned in the early 13th cent. and in 1373 passed to the Hohenzollern burgraviate of Nuremburg. It went to Bavaria in 1810 and was included in Upper FranconiaFranconia
, Ger. Franken, historic region and one of the five basic or stem duchies of medieval Germany, S Germany. The region was included in the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, becoming in the 9th cent. a duchy and the center of the East Frankish (or East German) kingdom.
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. Fire destroyed most of the city's historical buildings in 1823, but many have since been reconstructed. Among its points of interest are two churches, the Lorenzkirche (11th cent.) and the Michaelskirche (c.1230). From 1945 until German reunification in 1990, Hof was a significant border checkpoint between East and West Germany.

Hof

 

a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land of Bavaria; situated at the headwaters of the Saale River. Population, 54,800 (1975). Hof is a transportation junction. It has a textile industry that primarily produces wool. The city also manufactures knitwear, hardware, pottery, beer, and machinery.

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He would assist with hiring ladies in addition to facilitating with training and proper disciplinary action," the New York Post quoted Hof as saying.
Baugur boss Jon Asgeir Johannesson said: "We want to develop HoF as the pre-eminent UK department store group.
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HoF fended off an 85p a share approach from Scottish entrepreneur Tom Hunter in January last year, refusing him access to its books.