Dornburg

Dornburg is a town in the Saale-Holzland district, in Thuringia, Germany. It sits atop a small hill of 400 ft above the Saale. Since 1 December 2008, it is part of the town Dornburg-Camburg.

Dornburg

Coat of arms
Location of Dornburg
Dornburg
Dornburg
Coordinates: 51°0′23″N 11°39′58″E
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Holzland-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Dornburg-Camburg
TownDornburg-Camburg
Government
  MayorKlaus Sammer
Area
  Total10.40 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
  Total909
  Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07778
Dialling codes036427
Vehicle registrationSHK
Websitewww.dornburg-saale.de

History

Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Dornburg was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Main sights

Dornburg is mainly known for its three grand ducal castles, once belonging to the former grand-dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. These are:

  • Altes Schloss, which is built on the site of older castles from the early 12th century. One such castle was the Kaiserpfalz, often a residence of the emperors Otto II and Otto III, and where the emperor Henry II held a diet in 1005.[1]
  • Neues Schloss or "Rokokoschloss", built in the Italian style in the years 1728–1748. It features pretty gardens that drew the likes of Goethe.[2]
  • The third and southernmost of the three is the so-called Renaissanceschloss, which was built in the 17th century on the site of an older castle.

References

  1.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dornburg". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 430.
  2. Chisholm 1911.

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