|Admin. region||Lower Franconia|
|Town subdivisions||18 Ortsteile|
|Area||95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||270 m (886 ft)|
|Population||7,369 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||78 /km2 (201 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Licence plate||HAS (bis 1972 EBN)|
Ebern is a German town in the north of Franconia. It is between Haßfurt and Coburg. It has about 8,000 people living in it. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann. Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defense wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).
Creation legend[change | edit source]
The legend is that one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally hit, but with two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that caused the boar to die. The boar finally broke down exactly at the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. That is why the town Ebern is named after the boar, and the town's flag carries the head of the boar.