Eurasburg

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For Eurasburg in western Bavaria, see Eurasburg, Swabia.
Eurasburg
Coat of arms of Eurasburg
Coat of arms
Eurasburg   is located in Germany
Eurasburg
Eurasburg
Coordinates: 47°52′0″N 11°24′0″E / 47.86667°N 11.40000°E / 47.86667; 11.40000Coordinates: 47°52′0″N 11°24′0″E / 47.86667°N 11.40000°E / 47.86667; 11.40000
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Subdivisions 52 villages and hamlets
Government
 • Mayor Michael Bromberger (Gemeinsame Wählervereinigung)
Area
 • Total 40.9 km2 (15.8 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,269
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82547
Dialling codes 08179
Vehicle registration TÖL
Website www.eurasburg.de

Eurasburg is a municipality in Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria). It is situated about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the Bavarian state capital, Munich, in the county of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen.

Since the redistricting reforms of 1978, the municipality of Eurasburg has had an area of 40.9 metres (134.2 ft), which includes 52 communities. The two largest communities are Eurasburg and Beuerberg. The municipality has a population of about 4,400.

History[edit]

The Irings established their fiefdom in the Loisach valley. It covered an area from Herrenhausen to Lake Starnberg and from Wolfratshausen to the fief belonging to Benediktbeuern Abbey. The castle built by the Irings, Iringsburg, gave the community its name.

Albert von Iringsburg, as a follower of Emperor Henry IV, was anathematized by Pope Gregory VII. To atone for her father and husband, Berta von Iringsburg and her sons Otto and Eberhard founded an Augustine monastery in 1121, which is now in the hands of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The abbey administered all church possessions in the whole fiefdom.

Albert VI of Bavaria tore down the old Iringsburg in 1626. The manor house which stands today was built in the late Renaissance style according to the design of Peter Candid. The manor house burned down in 1976. It was rebuilt in the 1980s and subsequently subdivided into private apartments.

Cultural and historical sites[edit]

Eurasburg is also home to Beuerberg Abbey, founded in about 1121 and renovated in the 18th century, and containing architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries. It was dissolved in the secularisation of 1803. Today, the premises are occupied by the Visitandines.

Twin towns[edit]

Eurasburg is twinned with:

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rybnik Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg(in English) © 2008 Urząd Miasta Rybnika, ul. Bolesława Chrobrego 2, 44-200 Rybnik. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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