Havelberg is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the Havel, and part of the town is built on an island in the centre of the river. The two parts were incorporated as a town in 1875. It has a population of 7,687 (2004).
Church of Saint Lawrence seen across the Havel River
|• Mayor||Bernd Poloski (Ind.)|
|• Total||149.13 km2 (57.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||039387 und 039382|
The Bishopric of Havelberg was founded in 946, but the bishop tended to live in either Plattenburg or Wittstock, a few miles north of Havelberg. An early bishop was Anselm of Havelberg. Havelberg is home to a former monastery, now used as the Prignitz Museum, which was established in 1904.
When the German states were refounded during German Reunification in 1990, the whole district of Magdeburg became part of Saxony-Anhalt, including the formerly- Brandenburgian town of Havelberg.