Dannenberg is a town in the district Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the river Elbe, approx. 30 km north of Salzwedel, and 50 km south-east of Lüneburg. Dannenberg has a population of 8,147 inhabitants (December 2010).

Dannenberg
Old town hall
Old town hall
Coat of arms of Dannenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Dannenberg (Elbe) within Lüchow-Dannenberg district
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Dannenberg is located in Germany
Dannenberg
Dannenberg
Dannenberg is located in Lower Saxony
Dannenberg
Dannenberg
Coordinates: 53°05′N 11°05′E / 53.083°N 11.083°E / 53.083; 11.083Coordinates: 53°05′N 11°05′E / 53.083°N 11.083°E / 53.083; 11.083
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc.Elbtalaue
Government
 • MayorGünter Voß
Area
 • Total76.31 km2 (29.46 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,200
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29451
Dialling codes05861
Vehicle registrationDAN

Dannenberg is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.

It is the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Elbtalaue.

The actual history of the town began with the construction of the castle (first mentioned in 1153) during the rule of Volrad I, Count of Dannenberg (1153–1169), who had been given the task of settling and securing the territory by Duke Henry the Lion.

The Polabian Names for Dannenberg are Weidars and Woikam.

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Twin townsEdit

Dannenberg is twinned with:

PeopleEdit

 
Theodor Körner by Dora Stock
 
August the Younger in 1666

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