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Nienburg, Saxony-Anhalt

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Nienburg is a town in the district of Salzlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located in the lower Saale valley, approx. 5 km northeast of Bernburg. In June 2005 its population was 4,449.

Nienburg
Coat of arms of Nienburg
Coat of arms
Location of Nienburg within Salzlandkreis district
Nienburg (Saale) in SLK.png
Nienburg is located in Germany
Nienburg
Nienburg
Nienburg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Nienburg
Nienburg
Coordinates: 51°49′N 11°45′E / 51.817°N 11.750°E / 51.817; 11.750Coordinates: 51°49′N 11°45′E / 51.817°N 11.750°E / 51.817; 11.750
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSalzlandkreis
Government
 • MayorSusan Falke
Area
 • Total79.10 km2 (30.54 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,193
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06429
Dialling codes034721
Vehicle registrationSLK
Websitewww.nienburg-saale.de

Nienburg is first mentioned in travel records dating from 961. The medieval centre of the town is occupied by the Benedictine monastery, Nienburg Abbey, later turned into a castle, recently destroyed by fire. The church of the monastery, over 1000 years old, was inaugurated in 1004, and is beautifully preserved to this day.

In 1623, during the Thirty Years' War, part of the town was destroyed. In 1825 an early suspension bridge over the river Saale was constructed, but because of unforeseen vibrations it collapsed during the inauguration festivities, resulting in over a hundred casualties.

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  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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