|• Mayor||Reiner Bucher|
|• Total||3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Burg (Mosel) is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is purely a winegrowing and tourism centre.
The municipal area spreads over 361.83 ha, of which 111.94 ha is given over to vineyards – with two grape varieties planted (70% with Riesling and 30% with Müller-Thurgau) – 102.88 ha is wooded, 83.32 ha is properties – mostly under municipal ownership – and 63.69% is made up of various other areas. With the opening of new lands for building, the village expanded to the municipal limit with Enkirch, taking on a whole new appearance with the building of 25 new Aussiedlerhöfe (rural developments outside an existing village).
Missing: Reil, Kövenig, and Traben-Trarbach,
The name Burg – which means “Castle” in German – seems to base itself on the existence of a Roman castellum here. In 928, Burg had its first documentary mention when Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine bequeathed Burg to Archbishop of Trier Rutger as a donation. The Archbishopric of Trier was the landlord until 1794. With the upheavals of the French Revolution, Burg fell under French rule, and in 1814, after Napoleon’s downfall, it became part of the Kingdom of Prussia. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The epithet “(Mosel)” has been borne since 1 May 1970.
- Municipality’s official webpage (in German)
- Brief portrait of Burg at SWR Fernsehen [permanent dead link] (in German)
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