Dannenberg (Elbe)

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Dannenberg (Elbe)
Dannenberg Blick zum Adolfsplatz.JPG
Coat of arms of Dannenberg (Elbe)
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Dannenberg (Elbe)   is located in Germany
Dannenberg (Elbe)
Dannenberg (Elbe)
Coordinates: 53°05′N 11°05′E / 53.083°N 11.083°E / 53.083; 11.083Coordinates: 53°05′N 11°05′E / 53.083°N 11.083°E / 53.083; 11.083
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Lüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc. Elbtalaue
Government
 • Mayor Elke Mundhenk (Greens)
Area
 • Total 76.31 km2 (29.46 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,081
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29451
Dialling codes 05861
Vehicle registration DAN
Old city hall of Dannenberg

Dannenberg is a town in the district Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the river Elbe, approx. 30 km north of Salzwedel, and 50 km south-east of Lüneburg. Dannenberg has a population of 8,147 inhabitants (December 2010).

Dannenberg is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.

It is the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Elbtalaue.

The actual history of the town began with the construction of the castle (first mentioned in 1153) during the rule of Volrad I, Count of Dannenberg (1153–1169), who had been given the task of settling and securing the territory by Duke Henry the Lion.

The Polabian Names for Dannenberg are Weidars and Woikam.

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