Bell tower in the Markt church
|• Mayor||Rainer Schubert (Ind.)|
|• Total||235.11 km2 (90.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Kemberg is a town in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The town lies on the north edge of the Düben Heath Nature Park. Kemberg includes the subdivisions of Bergwitz, Klitzschena, and Ateritz.
On 1 July 2005, the municipality of Bergwitz with its subdivision of Klitzschena, was amalgamated with Kemberg, as was the municipality of Ateritz (with its subdivisions of Gommlo and Lubast) on 1 January 2006.
The town's most striking sight is the soaring Church of Our Lady ("Unser Lieben Frauen") which can be seen far away over the Elbaue (natural polder). It is a hall church with a nave and two aisles dating from the 15th century (or so it is believed) with an 86-m-tall tower built in the 19th century. There are things there such as remnants of wall paintings from the late Middle Ages, a sacrament house made of sandstone and a carved altar (both from the 15th century) and a very nice baptismal font. Also worth seeing are the late Gothic town hall with its Renaissance additions and the old town wall from the 14th century, parts of which are still well preserved.
Kemberg lies on Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 2 to Bad Düben, on the state highway (Landesstraße) L129 from Bergwitz to Bad Schmiedeberg and on the district road (Kreisstraße) K2024 between Reuden and Trebitz.
Klitzschena lies on district road K2041 from Bergwitz to Seegrehna.
- Bartholomäus Bernhardi, Theologian
- Friedrich Werner von der Schulenburg, German diplomat and resistance fighter in the July 20 Plot