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Amberg, a fortified city of Bavaria, formerly the capital of the Upper Palatinate, built on both sides of the river Vitz. The houses are mostly of wood, but the streets are wide and clean. Besides the Gothic town hall, the fine Church of St. Martin, and the castle, Amberg boasts of its mint, its arsenal, and its hospital. Coal and iron are worked in the neighbourhood.