Riedenburg is a town in the district of Kelheim, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Altmühl, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Kelheim and 29 km (18 mi) northeast of Ingolstadt. Prunn Castle (de) is located in Riedenburg.

Riedenburg
Coat of arms of Riedenburg
Coat of arms
Location of Riedenburg within Kelheim district
Riedenburg in KEH.svg
Riedenburg is located in Germany
Riedenburg
Riedenburg
Riedenburg is located in Bavaria
Riedenburg
Riedenburg
Coordinates: 48°58′N 11°41′E / 48.967°N 11.683°E / 48.967; 11.683Coordinates: 48°58′N 11°41′E / 48.967°N 11.683°E / 48.967; 11.683
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionNiederbayern
DistrictKelheim
Government
 • MayorMichael Schneider (CSU)
Area
 • Total100.45 km2 (38.78 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,030
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
93339
Dialling codes09442
Vehicle registrationKEH, MAI, PAR, RID, ROL
Websitewww.riedenburg.de

The town is on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal.

On the evening of 5 June 2019, a Viking ship, initially said to be the Viking Var,[2] damaged the lock of Riedenburg, on the canal. After the impact, the lock could not be properly closed. No one was injured in the accident. The repair was expected to take two to three weeks to complete. [3][4] Later reports indicated the vessel involved in that incident was actually the Viking Tir. The site Vessel Tracker stated that this ship returned to Regensburg a few hours later and remained there; its records indicate that the Tir did not continue on to Budapest until 13 June. [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Viking River Cruises mum on most recent accident https://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/Viking-River-Cruises-mum-on-most-recent-accident, Viking River Cruises mum on most recent accident Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://www.cruisetricks.de/viking-schiff-beschaedigt-schleuse-main-donau-kanal-gesperrt/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ https://newsbeezer.com/hungaryeng/viking-ship-crashed-in-the-main-river-danube-napi-hu/
  5. ^ VIKING TIR https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Viking-Tir-I2340008.html, VIKING TIR Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)