Neuburg an der Donau
, literally Neuburg on the Danube River
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, is a town which is the capital of the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
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district in the state of Bavaria
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The municipality has 16 divisions:
- Bergen, Neuburg
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Neuburg was the capital of Palatinate-Neuburg
Palatinate-Neuburg is a former territory of the Holy Roman Empire, founded in 1505. Its capital was Neuburg an der Donau. Its area was about 2,750 km², with a population of some 100,000.-History:...
. On 30 June 1972, Neuburg an der Donau became a Grosse Kreisstadt
(similar to a county seat).
Neuburg an der Donau has a defensive wall
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around the old town. The old town contains some well worth seeing institutions and happenings, such as the 'Birdland Jazz Club Neuburg', one of the best locations for jazz auditions in Germany.
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Ducal Palace (Pfalz-Neuburger Residenzschloss
), Neuburg Castle, which was built 1530-45 under Otto Henry, Elector Palatine
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and took on its present-day form during the reign of Philip William, Elector Palatine, today houses several museums including a Baroque gallery of the Bavarian State Picture Collection
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and the Archäologie-Museum Schloss Neuburg an der Donau
(Neuburg an der Donau Castle Archaeology Museum), a branch of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection
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. To the other main sights belong also the late Renaissance court church Hofkirche
(1607/08 built by Josef Heintz), the Town Hall (1603/09), the rococo
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(Provincial Library, 1731/32) and the baroque
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churches of St. Peter (1641/46) and St. Ursula (1700/01). Grünau
is a renaissance hunting lodge of Elector Otto Henry, which is situated 7 km further east.
Neuburg an der Donau is twinned with: Sète
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, France Jeseník
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, Czech Republic
Neuburg an der Donau is linked with:
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...
Neuburg an der Donau was part of the 1998 summit
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of worldwide cities named "new castle" with:
- Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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- New Castle, Indiana
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,780 people, 7,462 households, and 4,805 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,987.5 people per square mile . There were 8,042 housing units at an average density of 1,351.3 per square mile...
- New Castle, Pennsylvania
New Castle is a city in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, northwest of Pittsburgh and near the Pennsylvania-Ohio border just east of Youngstown, Ohio; in 1910, the total population was 36,280; in 1920, 44,938; and in 1940, 47,638. The population has fallen to 26,309 according to the...
- Newcastle, South Africa
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- Shinshiro, Japan
- The Bavarian Major General and War Minister Eduard Ritter von Lutz
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(1810–1893) was born in Neuburg.
- Film producer and director Bernd Eichinger
Bernd Eichinger was a German film producer and director.- Life and career :Eichinger was born in Neuburg an der Donau. He attended the University of Television and Film Munich in the 1970s, and bought a stake in the fledgling studio company Neue Constantin Film in 1979, becoming its executive...
(1949-2011) was born in Neuburg