Bürgel is a town in the Saale-Holzland district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Jena. It contains the Benedictine monastery of Bürgel Abbey.

Bürgel
Kloster Thalbürgel.jpg
Coat of arms of Bürgel
Coat of arms
Location of Bürgel within Saale-Holzland-Kreis district
Bürgel in SHK.svg
Bürgel is located in Germany
Bürgel
Bürgel
Bürgel is located in Thuringia
Bürgel
Bürgel
Coordinates: 50°56′29″N 11°45′14″E / 50.94139°N 11.75389°E / 50.94139; 11.75389Coordinates: 50°56′29″N 11°45′14″E / 50.94139°N 11.75389°E / 50.94139; 11.75389
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Holzland-Kreis
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorJohann Waschnewski (CDU)
Area
 • Total27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,137
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07616
Dialling codes036692
Vehicle registrationSHK, EIS, SRO
Websitewww.stadt-buergel.de

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Bürgel was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Zacharias Brendel der Ältere (1553-1626), philosopher, physicist, physician and botanist at the University of Jena


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.