|• Mayor||Henry Schütze|
|• Total||113.45 km2 (43.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||03471, 034692|
Bernburg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, capital of the district of Salzlandkreis. It is situated on the river Saale, approx. 30 km downstream from Halle. The town is dominated by its huge Renaissance castle featuring a museum as well as a popular, recently updated bear pit in its moat.
The church of St. Stephen in the village of Waldau (which became part of Bernburg in 1871) was first mentioned in 964; the present building dates from around 1150. It is a stop on the Romanesque Road or Strasse der Romanik.
Bernburg has one of the campuses of the regional university. In the Nazi era during World War II, a wing of the town's mental hospital was allegedly used for the so-called T-4 Euthanasia Programme (see Bernburg Euthanasia Centre).
Bernburg is twinned with:
- Anderson, Indiana, USA, since 1994
- Fourmies, France, since 1967
- Rheine, Germany, since 1990
- Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
- Chomutov, Czech Republic
- Trakai, Lithuania
- Bernburg Euthanasia Centre
- ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden nach Landkreisen" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt. 31 December 2010. http://www.statistik.sachsen-anhalt.de/download/stat_berichte/6A102_hj_2010_02.pdf.
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