Donauwörth

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Donauwörth
Reichsstrasse, Donauwörth
Reichsstrasse, Donauwörth
Coat of arms of Donauwörth
Location of Donauwörth within Donau-Ries district
Donauwörth in DON.svg
Donauwörth is located in Germany
Donauwörth
Donauwörth
Donauwörth is located in Bavaria
Donauwörth
Donauwörth
Coordinates: 48°42′N 10°48′E / 48.700°N 10.800°E / 48.700; 10.800Coordinates: 48°42′N 10°48′E / 48.700°N 10.800°E / 48.700; 10.800
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSwabia
DistrictDonau-Ries
Government
 • Lord mayor (2020–26) Jürgen Sorrè[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total77.02 km2 (29.74 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total19,593
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
86609
Dialling codes0906
Vehicle registrationDON
Websitewww.donauwoerth.de

Donauwörth (German: [ˌdoːnaʊˈvøːɐ̯t] (audio speaker iconlisten); Swabian: Donawerd[3]) is a town and the capital of the Donau-Ries district in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. It is said to have been founded by two fishermen where the rivers Danube (Donau) and Wörnitz meet. The city is part of the scenic route called "Romantische Straße" (Romantic Road).

The city is located between Munich and Nuremberg, 46 km north of Augsburg.

History[change | change source]

In 1704 the Battle of Schellenberg (or the Battle of Donauwörth) took place there. This was part of the War of the Spanish Succession, and was fought by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough against the French. The French were defeated and nearly 5000 of them drowned while trying to escape across the Danube.

Rieder Tor, Donauwörth

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. "Donawerd". Alemannische Wikipedia. 2018-04-09.