Arneburg

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Arneburg
Arneburg
Arneburg
Coat of arms of Arneburg
Coat of arms
Arneburg   is located in Germany
Arneburg
Arneburg
Coordinates: 52°40′N 12°0′E / 52.667°N 12.000°E / 52.667; 12.000Coordinates: 52°40′N 12°0′E / 52.667°N 12.000°E / 52.667; 12.000
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Stendal
Municipal assoc. Arneburg-Goldbeck
Government
 • Mayor Lothar Riedinger
Area
 • Total 30.72 km2 (11.86 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,601
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39596
Dialling codes 039321
Vehicle registration SDL
Website www.arneburg-goldbeck.de

Arneburg (About this sound  ) is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Elbe, approx. 12 km northeast of Stendal. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Arneburg-Goldbeck.

History[edit]

The stronghold was founded by Henry the Fowler on the Elbe as a bulwark against the Wends. In the Middle Ages Arneburg was a strategic possession of Brandenburg, whose Elector Frederick II (the "Iron Elector") mortgaged it for "100 good Rhenish gilders" to Hans von Blumenthal, who was appointed Vogt of Arneburg, a post which he still held long after 1450, when the Hohenzollerns had repaid the mortgage. Arneburg was an important Hohenzollern possession and indeed the Elector John Cicero died there in 1499. The ruins are now part of a park surrounded by a pretty town.

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