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see Bad Homburg vor der HöheBad Homburg vor der Höhe
, Bad Homburg,
or Homburg,
city (1994 pop. 51,455), Hesse, central Germany, at the foot of the Taunus Mts. It is a famous spa and resort. Manufactures include foodstuffs, machinery, textiles, and leather goods.
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(also known as Bad Homburg or Bad Homburg-vorder-Höhe), a balneological health resort in the Federal Republic of Germany, near Frankfurt am Main, in the state of Hesse. Population, 51,300 (1973). The climate is mild and moderately dry, with an average July temperature of 18.7°C and an average September temperature of 13.5°C. Annual precipitation is about 600 mm. Therapeutic remedies include 12 cold (9.4°–11.9°C) sodium chloride and chalybeate springs, the water of which is used for baths, drinking, and inhalations. Peat and clay treatments are also offered. Persons afflicted with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and biliary tract are treated, as well as those suffering from gynecological problems, and metabolic disorders. There are sanatoriums, facilities for therapeutic baths, and a mechanotherapy institute in the city.

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Next morning he had emerged from his hotel in a flannel suit so light that it had been unanimously condemned as impossible by his Uncle Robert, his Aunt Louisa, his Cousins Percy, Eva, and Geraldine, and his Aunt Louisa's mother, and at a shop in the Rue Lasalle had spent twenty francs on a Homburg hat.
"Of course I go and stay with them every summer after I come from Homburg, but then an old woman like me must have fresh air sometimes, and besides, I really wake them up.
Coulson, I believe?" the young man said with conviction, addressing a somewhat stout, gray-headed American, with white moustache, a Homburg hat, and clothes of distinctly transatlantic cut.