|• Mayor||Gerhard Hildebrandt (CDU)|
|• Total||25.42 km2 (9.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The town is perhaps most famous due to the Nebra skydisk, which was found in Wangen near Nebra in 1999. It only became public in 2002 when the finders tried to sell it and were arrested. It was created between 2100 and 1700 BCE and buried in approximately 1600 BCE.
The oldest historical documents mentioning Nebra date back to 876. Town privileges were acquired in the 12th century.
Nebra Castle was built in 1540 by the von Nißmitz brothers.
For many centuries, red sandstone was mined in the region which was used for castles and farmhouses.
Between 1952 and 1994, Nebra was the seat of the Nebra municipality in Halle district.
The name of the town was changed on the 1st January 1998, from Nebra to Nebra (Unstrut).
Nebra today features the Courths-Mahler archives and a museum displaying the history of the Nebra skydisk.
- Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer
- Goseck circle, approximately 14 miles to the south-east
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