Harburg, Bavaria

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

Harburg
Panorama of Harburg

Coat of arms
Location of Harburg within Donau-Ries district
Harburg
Harburg
Coordinates: 48°46′N 10°40′E
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.

Main sights

The Harburg 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.

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

A rare historic Jewish cemetery is another point of interest.

Incorporated villages

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

References

  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.
  • Wilhelm Volkert: Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799–1980. C.H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7
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