Harburg, Bavaria

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Harburg
Coat of arms of Harburg
Coat of arms
Harburg is located in Germany
Harburg
Harburg
Coordinates: 48°46′N 10°40′E / 48.767°N 10.667°E / 48.767; 10.667Coordinates: 48°46′N 10°40′E / 48.767°N 10.667°E / 48.767; 10.667
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Schwaben
District Donau-Ries
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Kilian (CSU)
Area
 • Total 73.17 km2 (28.25 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,475
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 86655
Dialling codes 09080
Vehicle registration DON
Website www.stadt-harburg-schwaben.de
Harburg

Harburg is a city of around 6,000 inhabitants on Bavaria's Romantic Road with one of the most impressive remaining medieval castles in Germany. It is in the Donau-Ries district.

The castle was first mentioned in 1150 and has never been seriously damaged by war. Unlike many other German castles which were built in the last 200 years or rebuilt after World War II, Harburg Castle (de) retains the feel of the Middle Ages. Singer Michael Jackson called it "the castle of my dreams", and tried unsuccessfully to buy it.

The village itself is quaint with many footpaths and a historic stone bridge.

A rare historic Jewish cemetery is another point of interest.

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