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Coat of arms of Ebern
Coat of arms
Ebern   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Haßberge
Municipal assoc. Ebern
 • Mayor Jürgen Hennemann
 • Total 95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,408
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96106
Dialling codes 09531
Vehicle registration HAS (bis 1972 EBN from 2014 EBN or HAS)
Website www.ebern.de

Ebern is a town in the Haßberge district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km southwest of Coburg and 23 km northwest of Bamberg.

The population of Ebern is about 8,000 people. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann.
Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defensive wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).

Villages of Ebern[edit]

The borough of Ebern covers an area of 95 square kilometres (37 sq mi) within which are 18 villages as well as the town of Ebern itself.

  • Albersdorf
  • Bischwind a. Raueneck
  • Bramberg
  • Brünn
  • Eichelberg
  • Eyrichshof with Rotenhan, Kurzewind and Siegelfeld
  • Fierst
  • Fischbach
  • Frickendorf
  • Heubach
  • Höchstädten
  • Jesserndorf
  • Neuses a. Raueneck
  • Reutersbrunn
  • Ruppach
  • Unterpreppach
  • Vorbach
  • Weißenbrunn with Gemünd and Welkendorf

Besides the beautiful schloss of Eyrichshof and the more modest manor house of Fischbach, Ebern has some interesting castle ruins: Bramberg Castle, Rotenhan Castle and Raueneck Castle.

Founding legend[edit]

According to legend, one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally struck by two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that killed the boar. The boar finally fell exactly on the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. Hence the town of Ebern is named after the boar, and the municipal flag displays a boar's head.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Johann Georg Meusel 1790