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Am Reissbrett entworfen

English translation: refers to layout of town

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03:49 Sep 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Am Reissbrett entworfen
Am Reissbrett entworfene Schachbrett-Architektur. Can apparently be found in Mannheim.
Julie
English translation:refers to layout of town
Explanation:
I agree with previous respondent.
The web page listed below tells us:
'The city's classical 'chessboard' ground plan dates from the 17th century.'
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Tim Drayton
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Summary of answers provided
narefers to layout of town
Tim Drayton
nadrawing board
Wilestrans


  

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9 mins
drawing board


Explanation:
Designed on the drawing board. The lay of the town of Mannheim has similarity to the lay of many Australian (and US I understand) towns, i.e. streets run at right angles and the road names are numbered. This layout is very unusual for Germany where roads and streets have developed individually (often winding) over the centuries, some times.

My tuppence worth.

Wilestrans
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50 mins
refers to layout of town


Explanation:
I agree with previous respondent.
The web page listed below tells us:
'The city's classical 'chessboard' ground plan dates from the 17th century.'


    Reference: http://www.deutschland-tourismus.de/e/dest_cities_mannheim_e...
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 06:55
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