Limbach, Slovakia
Limbach is a municipality
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 in western Slovakia
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 in Pezinok District
Pezinok District
Pezinok District is a district inthe Bratislava Region of western Slovakia. Until 1918, the district was part of the Hungarian county of Pressburg.-Municipalities:*Báhoň*Budmerice*Častá*Doľany*Dubová*Jablonec*Limbach...

 in the Bratislava Region
Bratislava Region
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, under the Little Carpathians
Little Carpathians
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. It is particularly well known for its production of wine
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The town was established around 1350, when Béla IV of Hungary
Béla IV of Hungary
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 invited German settlers to inhabit lands. However, it is first time mentioned in 1390. The village remained predominantly German until 1945, when most of them were expelled from Slovakia to Germany and were replaced by settlers from the regions around Myjava
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, Stará Turá
Stará Turá
Stará Turá is a town in the Trenčín Region in western Slovakia.-Geography:It is located in the Myjava Hills close to the Little Carpathians as well as the White Carpathians...

, and Bošáca
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After World War II
World War II
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, when the Slovaks renamed towns and villages with German names, Limbach was briefly known as Hlinik, but the German name has remained and is now again the official name of the town.

Today, Limbach is a popular location for secondary residences for rich residents of Bratislava. The president of Slovakia has a residence there.

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