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Grafenwöhr is a small town in the district Neustadt (Waldnaab), in eastern Bavaria, Germany. It gives its name to a United States Army military installation and training range. The American spelling is "Grafenwoehr."
The civilian town rests nestled between low hills. The area is widely forested and the nearby region is mostly used for agricultural purposes. Farms and dairys cover much of the surrounding landscape.
The town holds a small military museum.
Grafenwoehr, the military installation, mainly exists to house the 7th Army Training Command. The 7th Army Training Command is a unit that provides training facilities including ranges where tanks, guns and other military apparatus may be tested by those who may use them in combat. Training is conducted for US forces as well as forces from other NATO nations. There is the Grafenwöhr main post to the north, the training area in the middle and to the south is the Vilseck military community.
Grafenwöhr is positioned geographically such that it experiences very mild summers and cold winters.
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