Arneburg (About this sound ) is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Elbe, approx. 12 km northeast of Stendal. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Arneburg-Goldbeck.

Arneburg
Arneburg
Arneburg
Coat of arms of Arneburg
Coat of arms
Location of Arneburg within Stendal district
Arneburg in SDL.png
Arneburg is located in Germany
Arneburg
Arneburg
Arneburg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Arneburg
Arneburg
Coordinates: 52°40′N 12°0′E / 52.667°N 12.000°E / 52.667; 12.000Coordinates: 52°40′N 12°0′E / 52.667°N 12.000°E / 52.667; 12.000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictStendal
Municipal assoc.Arneburg-Goldbeck
Government
 • MayorLothar Riedinger
Area
 • Total30.72 km2 (11.86 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,500
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
39596
Dialling codes039321
Vehicle registrationSDL
Websitewww.arneburg-goldbeck.de

HistoryEdit

The stronghold was founded by Henry the Fowler on the Elbe as a bulwark against the Wends. In the Middle Ages Arneburg was a strategic possession of Brandenburg, whose Elector Frederick II (the "Iron Elector") mortgaged it for "100 good Rhenish gilders" to Hans von Blumenthal, who was appointed Vogt of Arneburg, a post which he still held long after 1450, when the Hohenzollerns had repaid the mortgage. Arneburg was an important Hohenzollern possession and indeed the Elector John Cicero died there in 1499. The ruins are now part of a park surrounded by a pretty town.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).