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The history of the city goes back to 897. After becoming the meeting point of two railroads in 1862, development of industry in Wetzlar took a major leap forward. Wetzlar in particular became known for its optical industries: cameras and other photographics equipment from Leitz (now Leica), binoculars from Hensoldt, and microscopes from Leitz, Buderus and Seibert.
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