Burg bei Magdeburg
|• Mayor||Jörg Rehbaum (SPD)|
|• Total||164.02 km2 (63.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||54 m (177 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Burg bei Magdeburg is a town of about 23,900 inhabitants on the Elbe–Havel Canal in northeastern Germany, 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Magdeburg. It is the capital of the Jerichower Land district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
The town is known for its mediaeval churches and towers. Due to the numerous towers and steeples Burg also carries the sobriquet City of Towers. Like other German towns and cities, Burg shows its connection to the Roland saga with a statue, which was restored in 1999.
Burg formerly had the largest shoe manufacturing factory in Europe and was the first to produce manufactured crispbread in Germany, beginning production in 1931.
The town is notable as both the birthplace and the final resting place of General Carl von Clausewitz.
The municipality Burg bei Magdeburg consists of the town Burg bei Magdeburg and the formerly independent municipalities Detershagen, Ihleburg, Niegripp, Parchau, Schartau and Reesen.
Sons and daughters of the city
- Joachim a Burck (1546-1610), composer
- Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Prussian general and important military theorist
- Hermann Eggert (1844-1920), architect
- Hermann Riedel (1847-1913), composer and conductor
- Hermann Paasche (1851-1925), politician (DVP)
- Ferdinand Kurlbaum (1857-1927), physicist
- Paul Herrmann (1866-1930), Germanist
- Hermann Matern (1893-1971), politician (KPD, SED), vice president of the Volkskammer
- Ernst Schumacher (1896-1958), SPD official
- Wolfgang Seguin (born 1945), soccer player, multiple GDR national player
- Harald Jährling (born 1954), rower
- Emanuel Raasch (born 1955), cyclist
- Heiko Balz (born 1969), wrestler
- Julia Bonk (born 1986), politician (The Left), Member of Landtag (Saxony)
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