Schwarzburg (municipality)

Schwarzburg is a municipality in the valley of the Schwarza (German: Schwarzatal) in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany.

Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg seen from Trippstein
Schwarzburg seen from Trippstein
Coat of arms of Schwarzburg
Location of Schwarzburg (municipality) within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
Schwarzburg in SLF.png
Schwarzburg is located in Germany
Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg is located in Thuringia
Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg
Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc.Schwarzatal
Government
 • Mayor (2021–27) Heike Printz[1]
Area
 • Total14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total525
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
07427
Dialling codes036730
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitewww.mittleres-schwarzatal.de

It was first mentioned in 1071 as Swartzinburg. The (now-ruined) castle was from the 12th century the seat of the Counts of Schwarzburg. Then Rudolstadt became seat of the new line of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

On 11 August 1919, while on holiday in Schwarzburg, Friedrich Ebert, the first Reichspräsident of Germany, signed the Weimar constitution, the first democratic constitution of Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.