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Ebern seen from Losberg
Ebern seen from Losberg
Coat of arms of Ebern
Location of Ebern within Haßberge district
Ebern in HAS.svg
Ebern is located in Germany
Ebern is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
Admin. regionUnterfranken
Municipal assoc.Ebern
Subdivisions18 Ortsteile
 • Mayor (2020–26) Jürgen Hennemann[1] (SPD)
 • Total95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)
273 m (896 ft)
 • Total7,333
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09531
Vehicle registrationHAS, EBN,

Ebern is a town in Haßberge, Bavaria, Germany. It is 22 km (14 mi) southwest of Coburg and 23 km (14 mi) northwest of Bamberg. Its population is about 8,000. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann.

Its name comes from Eber, the German word for boar.

Villages of Ebern[change | change source]

The borough of Ebern covers an area of 95 square kilometres (37 sq mi) within which are 18 villages as well as the town of Ebern itself.

  • Albersdorf
  • Bischwind a. Raueneck
  • Bramberg
  • Brünn
  • Eichelberg
  • Eyrichshof with Rotenhan, Kurzewind and Siegelfeld
  • Fierst
  • Fischbach
  • Frickendorf
  • Heubach
  • Höchstädten
  • Jesserndorf
  • Neuses a. Raueneck
  • Reutersbrunn
  • Ruppach
  • Unterpreppach
  • Vorbach
  • Weißenbrunn with Gemünd and Welkendorf

Creation legend[change | change 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.