Place:Neuburg an der Donau, Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany


NameNeuburg an der Donau
Alt namesNeuburgsource: Dehio Handbuch: Baden-Würtemb. (1964) p 341; USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Neuburg a.d. Donausource: Müllers Deutsches Ortsbuch (1988)
Coordinates48.733°N 11.183°E
Located inNeuburg-Schrobenhausen, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany
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Neuburg an der Donau is a town which is the capital of the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district in the state of Bavaria in Germany.


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Neuburg has been inhabited since the Bronze Age with artifacts discovered on the hill where the modern palace is located.

A Roman settlement was also located on the high hill overlooking the Danube, providing a part of the Limes, the border between the Empire and its Germanic enemies.

The massive Neuburg Castle was built during the early Middle Ages by the Aiglolfings, at the site of the old Roman fortress. In 1527 the Wittelsbach Family re-designed the castle into a Renaissance palace, which is what we see today.

Neuburg was part of an episcopal see. In the 10th century it passed to the counts of Scheyern and through them to Bavaria, being ceded to the Rhenish Palatinate at the close of a war in 1507. From 1557 to 1742 it was the capital of a small principality ruled by a cadet branch of the family of the elector palatine of the Rhine. This principality of Palatinate-Neuburg had an area of about and about 100,000 inhabitants.

During the Thirty Years' War, the city was conquered and occupied several times between 1632 and 1634 during the battles for Regensburg by Swedish troops passing through here, while crossing the Danube.

In 1742 it was united again with the Rhenish Palatinate, with which it passed in 1777 to Bavaria.

In 1806 in became part of firstly Altmühlkreis (its center was Eichstätt) between 1806 and 1808, later Oberdonaukreis (its center was firstly Eichstätt between 1810 and 1817, later Augsburg between 1817 and 1837). It was a rural district center in Schwaben region in 29 November 1837. On 30 June 1972, Neuburg an der Donau became a Grosse Kreisstadt (similar to a county seat) and was passed to Upper Bavaria region.

During the Second World War, Neuburg was bombed by the Allies in April 1943. By late April 1945 the US Army liberated the town from the Nazis.

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