Neuburg an der Donau


Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg a.d.Donau
Residenzschloss, the seat of Palatine Electors.
Residenzschloss, the seat of Palatine Electors.
Coat of arms of Neuburg a.d.Donau
Neuburg a.d.Donau is located in Germany
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Neuburg a.d.Donau
Coordinates 48°44′N 11°11′E / 48.73333°N 11.18333°E / 48.73333; 11.18333Coordinates: 48°44′N 11°11′E / 48.73333°N 11.18333°E / 48.73333; 11.18333
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
Town subdivisions 16 Ortsteile
Lord Mayor Dr. Bernhard Gmehling (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 81.32 km2 (31.40 sq mi)
Elevation 383 m  (1257 ft)
Population 28,197 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 347 /km2 (898 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate ND
Postal code 86633
Area code 08431
Website www.neuburg-donau.de

Neuburg an der Donau, literally Neuburg on the Danube River, is a town which is the capital of the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district in the state of Bavaria in Germany.

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Divisions

The municipality has 16 divisions:

  • Hardt
  • Heinrichsheim
  • Herrenwörth
  • Hessellohe
  • Joshofen
  • Marienheim
  • Maxweiler
  • Laisacker
  • Sehensand
  • Zell

History

Neuburg was the capital of Palatinate-Neuburg. On 30 June 1972, Neuburg an der Donau became a Grosse Kreisstadt (similar to a county seat).

Main sights

Hofkirche

Neuburg an der Donau has a defensive wall around the old town. The old town contains some well worth seeing institutions and happenings, such as the 'Birdland Jazz Club Neuburg', one of the best locations for jazz auditions in Germany.

The Renaissance Ducal Palace (Pfalz-Neuburger Residenzschloss), Neuburg Castle, which was built 1530-45 under Otto Henry, Elector Palatine and took on its present-day form during the reign of Philip William, Elector Palatine, today houses several museums including a Baroque gallery of the Bavarian State Picture Collection and the Archäologie-Museum Schloss Neuburg an der Donau (Neuburg an der Donau Castle Archaeology Museum), a branch of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. To the other main sights belong also the late Renaissance court church Hofkirche (1607/08 built by Josef Heintz), the Town Hall (1603/09), the rococo Provinzialbibliothek (Provincial Library, 1731/32) and the baroque churches of St. Peter (1641/46) and St. Ursula (1700/01). Grünau is a renaissance hunting lodge of Elector Otto Henry, which is situated 7 km further east.

Partner cities

Neuburg an der Donau is twinned with:

Neuburg an der Donau is linked with:

Neuburg an der Donau was part of the 1998 summit of worldwide cities named "new castle" with:

Notable people

  • The Bavarian Major General and War Minister Eduard Ritter von Lutz (1810–1893) was born in Neuburg.
  • Film producer and director Bernd Eichinger (1949-2011) was born in Neuburg

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