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Coat of arms of Ebern
Coat of arms
Ebern   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Haßberge
Municipal assoc. Ebern
Subdivisions 18 Ortsteile
 • Mayor Robert Herrmann
 • Total 95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,214
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96106
Dialling codes 09531
Vehicle registration HAS (bis 1972 EBN)
Website www.ebern.de

Ebern is a town in the Haßberge district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km southwest of Coburg and 23 km northwest of Bamberg.

The population of Ebern is about 8,000 people. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann.
Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defense wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).

Villages of Ebern[edit]

Besides the town of Ebern, the municipality of Ebern has 18 villages in its 95 km2 area:

  • Albersdorf
  • Bischwind a. Raueneck
  • Bramberg
  • Brünn
  • Eichelberg
  • Eyrichshof with Rotenhan, Kurzewind and Siegelfeld
  • Fierst
  • Fischbach
  • Frickendorf
  • Heubach
  • Höchstädten
  • Jesserndorf
  • Neuses a. Raueneck
  • Reutersbrunn
  • Ruppach
  • Unterpreppach
  • Vorbach
  • Weißenbrunn with Gemünd and Welkendorf

Besides the beautiful castle Eyrichshof and the more modest castle/manor house Fischbach, Ebern has some of the most interesting castle ruins: Burg Bramberg, Burg Rotenhan and Raueneck.

Creation legend[edit]

The legend is that one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally hit, but with two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that caused the boar to die. The boar finally broke down exactly at the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. That's why the town Ebern is named after the boar, and the town's flag carries the head of the boar.