|District||Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz|
|• Mayor||Bernhard Kraus (CSU)|
|• Total||175.65 km2 (67.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||492 m (1,614 ft)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The town of Velburg has a castle ruin which occupies the highest point of land. The castle is triangular in outline, with a central keep which is nearly intact, having been partly restored. The altitude of the castle is 621.5 meters. The castle was initially constructed in 1129. The castle was captured and damaged in 1633 during the Thirty Years War after which it was abandoned. The city bought the castle in 1793, and many attempts were made to restore it, with the most successful attempt being in 1986, which was the last restoration to date.
Velburg is located in a scenic area with many walking trails, including the Eastern portion of the Main-Danube Trail.
Accommodations in the Velburg village include the historic Hotel zur Post.
Sons and daughters of the town
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
- History, Stadt Velburg 
- Hikehopper Ostlinie Main-Donau Weg 
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