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Neuburg an der Donau, literally Newcastle on the river Danube, is a town which is the capital of the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
district in the state of Bavaria
Bavaria
in Germany.

Contents

1 Divisions 2 History 3 Main sights 4 Partner cities 5 Notable people 6 References 7 External links

Divisions[edit] The municipality has 16 divisions:

Altmannstetten Bergen, Neuburg Bittenbrunn Bruck Feldkirchen Gietlhausen

Hardt Heinrichsheim Herrenwörth Hessellohe Joshofen

Marienheim Maxweiler Laisacker Sehensand Zell

History[edit] Since 1505 Neuburg was the capital of Palatinate-Neuburg. After merging the county with Bavaria
Bavaria
in 1806, it was part of firstly Altmühlkreis (Its center was Eichstätt) between 1806 and 1808, later Oberdonaukreis (Its center was firstly Eichstätt
Eichstätt
between 1810 and 1817, later Augsburg
Augsburg
between 1817 and 1837). It was a rural district center in Schwaben region in 29 November 1837 and On 30 June 1972, Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
became a Grosse Kreisstadt (similar to a county seat) and was passed to Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
region. Main sights[edit]

Hofkirche

Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
has a defensive wall 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. The Renaissance Ducal Palace (Pfalz-Neuburger Residenzschloss), Neuburg Castle, which was built 1530-45 under Otto Henry, Elector Palatine and took on its present-day form during the reign of Philip William, Elector Palatine, today houses several museums including a Baroque
Baroque
gallery of the Bavarian State Picture Collection
Bavarian State Picture Collection
and the Archäologie-Museum Schloss Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
(Neuburg an der Donau Castle Archaeology Museum), a branch of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. 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 Provinzialbibliothek (Provincial Library, 1731/32) and the baroque 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 (built from 1530 onwards). Partner cities[edit] Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
is twinned with:

Sète, France Jeseník, Czech Republic

Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
is linked with:

Hamburg, Germany

Neuburg an der Donau
Neuburg an der Donau
was part of the 1998 summit of worldwide cities named "new castle" with:

Neuchâtel, Switzerland Neufchâteau, France New Castle, Indiana, USA New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA Newcastle, South Africa Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK Shinshiro, Japan

Notable people[edit]

Wolfgang Wilhelm (1578-1653), Duke of Jülich-Berg and Pfalzgraf of Neuburg The Bavarian Major General and War Minister Eduard Ritter von Lutz (1810–1893) was born in Neuburg. Günter Hirsch (born 1943), jurist, President of the Federal Supreme Court 2000-2008 Bernd Eichinger
Bernd Eichinger
(1949-2011), filmproducer Hans-Peter Ferner (born 1956), middle distance runner and Olympic athlete Doris Schröder-Köpf
Doris Schröder-Köpf
(born 1963), German journalist and book author, since 1997 wife of former chancellor Gerhard Schröder Diana Kobzanová (born 1982), Miss Czech Republic
Czech Republic
2001 Verena Rehm (born 1984), singer and composer (Groove Coverage)

References[edit]

^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Neuburg an der Donau.

www.neuburg-donau.de — official website Birdland Jazz Club Neuburg http://www.cybercastle.org — summit of cities named "new castle" photographs of Neuburg an der Donau

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Towns and municipalities in Neuburg-Schrobenhausen

Aresing Berg im Gau Bergheim Brunnen Burgheim Ehekirchen Gachenbach Karlshuld Karlskron Königsmoos Langenmosen Neuburg an der Donau Oberhausen Rennertshofen Rohrenfels Schrobenhausen Waidhofen Weichering

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 313409872 LCCN: n81008032 GND: 4041719-0 SUDOC: 140392688 BNF: cb14627948b (data)

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