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
Ebern seen from Losberg
Coat of arms of Ebern
Coat of arms
Location of Ebern within Haßberge district
Ebern in HAS.svg
Ebern is located in Germany
Ebern is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
Admin. regionUnterfranken
Municipal assoc.Ebern
Subdivisions18 Ortsteile
 • MayorJürgen Hennemann (SPD)
 • Total95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)
273 m (896 ft)
 • Total7,317
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09531
Vehicle registrationHAS (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.

  • Albersdorf
  • Bischwind a. Raueneck
  • Bramberg
  • Brünn
  • Eichelberg
  • Eyrichshof with Rotenhan, Kurzewind and Siegelfeld
  • Fierst
  • Fischbach
  • Frickendorf
  • Heubach
  • Höchstädten
  • Jesserndorf
  • Neuses a. Raueneck
  • Reutersbrunn
  • Ruppach
  • Unterpreppach
  • Vorbach
  • Weißenbrunn with Gemünd and Welkendorf

Besides the Schloss (castle) of Eyrichshof and the more modest manor house of Fischbach, Ebern has some interesting castle ruins: Bramberg Castle, Rotenhan Castle and Raueneck Castle.

Founding legendEdit

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.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

Johann Georg Meusel 1790


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