Ebern is a town in the Haßberge district of Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km (14 mi) southwest of Coburg and 23 km (14 mi) northwest of Bamberg. Its population is about 8,000. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann.
Ebern seen from Losberg
|• Mayor||Jürgen Hennemann (SPD)|
|• Total||95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||HAS (bis 1972 EBN from 2014 EBN or HAS)|
Ebern is about 1,000 years old and has an intact defensive wall. Its name derives from Eber, the German word for boar.
Villages of EbernEdit
The borough of Ebern covers an area of 95 square kilometres (37 sq mi) within which are 18 villages as well as the town of Ebern itself.
According to legend, one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally struck by two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that killed the boar. The boar finally fell exactly on the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. Hence the town of Ebern is named after the boar, and the municipal flag displays a boar's head.