Harburg is a town in Bavaria, in the Donau-Ries district. It is situated on the Wörnitz River

Harburg
Coat of arms of Harburg
Coat of arms
Location of Harburg within Donau-Ries district
Harburg (Schwaben) in DON.svg
Harburg is located in Germany
Harburg
Harburg
Harburg is located in Bavaria
Harburg
Harburg
Coordinates: 48°46′N 10°40′E / 48.767°N 10.667°E / 48.767; 10.667Coordinates: 48°46′N 10°40′E / 48.767°N 10.667°E / 48.767; 10.667
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictDonau-Ries
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Kilian (CSU)
Area
 • Total73.17 km2 (28.25 sq mi)
Elevation
413 m (1,355 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,535
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86655
Dialling codes09080
Vehicle registrationDON
Websitewww.stadt-harburg-schwaben.de

The city is part of the scenic route called "Romantische Straße" (Romantic Road) with one of the most impressive remaining medieval castles in Germany.

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Main sightsEdit

The castle was first mentioned in 1150 and has never been seriously damaged by war. Unlike many other German castles which were built in the last 200 years or rebuilt after World War II, Harburg Castle retains the feel of the Middle Ages. Singer Michael Jackson called it "the castle of my dreams", and tried unsuccessfully to buy it.

The village itself is quaint with many footpaths and a historic stone bridge.

A rare historic Jewish cemetery is another point of interest.

Incorporated villagesEdit

Incorporated villages and districts are[2]:

  • Brünsee
  • Ebermergen
  • Großsorheim
  • Harburg (with Birkenhof, Bühlhof, Harthof, Kratzhof, Listhof, Salchhof, and Stadelhof)
  • Heroldingen (with Brennhof and Tiefenmühle),
  • Hoppingen
  • Mauren (with Obere Reismühle and Spielberg)
  • Mündling (with Mündling Bahnhof and Olachmühle)
  • Ronheim (with Katzenstein and Sonderhof
  • Schrattenhofen

ReferencesEdit

  • Wilhelm Volkert: Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799–1980. C.H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7
  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Stadt Harburg (Schwaben). "Stadt Harburg (Schwaben) - Stadtteile". www.stadt-harburg-schwaben.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-06-18.

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