Stadtteil of Kemberg
|• Total||15.67 km2 (6.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||69 m (226 ft)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wartenburg had its first documentary mention in 1176 under the name Wardenberch. The community has become well known for the engagement and successful crossing of the Elbe by Prussian and Russian troops under General Yorck von Wartenburg in 1813, late in the Napoleonic Wars once they were into a phase known in Germany as the Wars of Liberation. For his success in battle, Yorck was awarded the title of Count York of Wartenburg.
The municipal council is made up of eight councillors.
Economy and transportationEdit
Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 187 between Jessen and Wittenberg is about 4 km away.