Statue of Roland, reproduction of the one from 1581
The town is known for its mediaeval churches and towers. Due to the numerous towers and steeples Burg has also the sobriquetCity of Towers. Like furher German towns and cities, Burg shows its connection to the Roland saga by a statue, renewed in 1999.
The name of Burg is the same as the German word Burg, meaning castle. But it is more likely that the name comes from the Slavic word bor, meaning coniferous forest.
Burg formerly had the first 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.