Ebersteinburg

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Ebersteinburg
Ortsteil of Baden-Baden
Ebersteinburg   is located in Germany
Ebersteinburg
Ebersteinburg
Coordinates: 48°46′48″N 08°16′12″E / 48.78000°N 8.27000°E / 48.78000; 8.27000Coordinates: 48°46′48″N 08°16′12″E / 48.78000°N 8.27000°E / 48.78000; 8.27000
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Urban district
Town Baden-Baden
Area
 • Total 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m (1,362 ft)
Population (2011-6-30)
 • Total 1,216
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76530
Dialling codes 07221
Vehicle registration BAD
Website www.ebersteinburg.de

Ebersteinburg is an Ortsteil of Baden-Baden. At 426m in elevation it lies between the valleys of the Murg and Oos rivers. The village has a population of 1,200 and since 1972 has been part of the city of Baden-Baden.

Ebersteinburg seen from the castle
Ebersteinburg and Alt Eberstein castle

By 1100CE the Counts of Eberstein had taken up residence and constructed Alt Eberstein on top of the hill. Today only the bergfried and shield wall remain intact.

The village itself lies south of the ruins of Alt Eberstein. When the castle fell into decline, the stones were used in the district.

Trails lead from the village to Battert and to Hohenbaden Castle as well as Mount Merkur. These trails and walks are used frequently year-round by both locals and visitors.

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