Eisenberg is a town in Thuringia, Germany. It is the capital of the district Saale-Holzland.

Eisenberg
Altstadt Eisenberg.JPG
Coat of arms of Eisenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Eisenberg within Saale-Holzland-Kreis district
Eisenberg in SHK.svg
Eisenberg is located in Germany
Eisenberg
Eisenberg
Eisenberg is located in Thuringia
Eisenberg
Eisenberg
Coordinates: 50°58′0″N 11°54′0″E / 50.96667°N 11.90000°E / 50.96667; 11.90000Coordinates: 50°58′0″N 11°54′0″E / 50.96667°N 11.90000°E / 50.96667; 11.90000
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Holzland-Kreis
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorIngo Lippert (SPD)
Area
 • Total24.85 km2 (9.59 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,885
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07607
Dialling codes036691
Vehicle registrationSHK, EIS, SRO
Websitewww.stadt-eisenberg.de

Neighboring municipalities are Jena (25 kilometres (16 miles) in west) and Gera (15 kilometres (9 miles) in south east). West of Eisenberg runs the motorway A 9 from Berlin to Munich. A tradition in Eisenberg on Christmas Eve is that the people of the city meet at the market place by 6 to listen to live Christmas music from the tower of the city hall - played by the brass choir of the Lutheran parish.

The main attraction of the town is the baroque Castle Church, built in 1692 by Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg.

Town hall (Rathaus) Eisenberg

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Information about the Castle Church: Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde Eisenberg.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.