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Schmaltzburg is a large dwarvish city in Rimwards Überwald, beneath the city of Bonk. It is probably the largest dwarf city, after Ankh-Morpork. It is the seat of the Low King.


The word probably comes from the English Schmaltz (from the German schmelzen, "to melt"[1]), meaning chicken or goose fat, and the German berg[2] (mountain) or English burg (walled town or fortress)[3]. Thus Schmaltzburg literally means Fat Mountain or Fat City. It is also probably a parody of the Austrian city of Salzburg.


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