Kemberg

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Kemberg
Bell tower in the Markt church
Bell tower in the Markt church
Coat of arms of Kemberg
Coat of arms
Kemberg   is located in Germany
Kemberg
Kemberg
Coordinates: 51°47′N 12°38′E / 51.783°N 12.633°E / 51.783; 12.633Coordinates: 51°47′N 12°38′E / 51.783°N 12.633°E / 51.783; 12.633
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Government
 • Mayor Rainer Schubert (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 235.11 km2 (90.78 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,333
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06901
Dialling codes 034921
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.kemberg.de

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.

History[edit]

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.

Main sights[edit]

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's well preserved town centre takes the visitor to bygone days and is always worth seeing on foot. The town is also well placed for outings to the nearby heath, and to Wittenberg.

Transportation[edit]

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.

Bergwitz lies on Bundesstraße B 100 from Wittenberg to Bitterfeld and on Landesstraße L129 from Selbitz to Kemberg.

Klitzschena lies on district road K2041 from Bergwitz to Seegrehna.

Bundesautobahn 9 (Munich - Berlin) can be reached by the Vockerode interchange 22 km away.

Bergwitz railway station lies on the Deutsche Bahn line between Wittenberg and Bitterfeld.

From 1903 to 1951, there was a railway connection between Bergwitz and Kemberg. The former station has been demolished. There is now a hypermarket there.

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