Camburg is a town in the Saale-Holzland district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, 18 km northeast of Jena, and 13 km southwest of Naumburg. Since 1 December 2008, it is part of the town Dornburg-Camburg.

Camburg
Coat of arms of Camburg
Location of Camburg
Camburg is located in Germany
Camburg
Camburg
Camburg is located in Thuringia
Camburg
Camburg
Coordinates: 51°3′14″N 11°42′27″E / 51.05389°N 11.70750°E / 51.05389; 11.70750Coordinates: 51°3′14″N 11°42′27″E / 51.05389°N 11.70750°E / 51.05389; 11.70750
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Holzland-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Dornburg-Camburg
TownDornburg-Camburg
Subdivisions9
Area
 • Total13.31 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total2,899
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
07774
Dialling codes036421
Vehicle registrationSHK
Websitewww.stadt-camburg.de

The first mention of Camburg dates from 1088, and during the Middle Ages the Burg was a residence of the Wettiner family. Camburg castle controls a crossing of the Saale which was an important trade route for salt being carried from Bad Sulza towards the south east.

The valley of the Saale cuts through Muschelkalk cliffs, in which a hermit's cave, the Klausloch, can still be seen to the north east of the town. Across the river, the ruins of St Cyriak's church date from around AD 1000.

Camburg's Museum in Amtshof 1–2 has exhibits from pre-historic to recent times, including a working example of a Spieluhr.