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Quarter of Dornburg-Camburg
Coat of arms of Dornburg
Coat of arms
Dornburg   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°0′23″N 11°39′58″E / 51.00639°N 11.66611°E / 51.00639; 11.66611Coordinates: 51°0′23″N 11°39′58″E / 51.00639°N 11.66611°E / 51.00639; 11.66611
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Dornburg-Camburg
Town Dornburg-Camburg
 • Mayor Klaus Sammer
 • Total 10.40 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Elevation 235 m (771 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 909
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07778
Dialling codes 036427
Vehicle registration SHK

Dornburg is a town in the Saale-Holzland district, in Thuringia, Germany. It sits atop a small hill of 400 ft above the Saale. Since 1 December 2008, it is part of the town Dornburg-Camburg.


Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Dornburg was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Main sights[edit]

Dornburg is mainly known for its three grand ducal castles, once belonging to the former grand-dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. These are:

  • Altes Schloss, which is built on the site of older castles from the early 12th century. One such castle was the Kaiserpfalz, often a residence of the emperors Otto II and Otto III, and where the emperor Henry II held a diet in 1005.[1]
  • Neues Schloss or "Rokokoschloss", built in the Italian style in the years 1728–1748. It features pretty gardens that drew the likes of Goethe.[2]
  • The third and southernmost of the three is the so-called Renaissanceschloss, which was built in the 17th century on the site of an older castle.


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dornburg". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 430. 
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.

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