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Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Admin. region
District Salzlandkreis
Founded
First mentioned
Government
 • Mayor Markus Bauer
Area
 • Total 79.10 km2 (30.54 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,989
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06429
Dialling codes 034721
Vehicle registration SLK
Website www.nienburg-saale.de

Nienburg is a town in the district of Salzlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located in the lower Saale valley, approx. 5 km northeast of Bernburg. In June 2005 its population was 4,449.

Nienburg is first mentioned in travel records dating from 961. The medieval centre of the town is occupied by the Benedictine monastery, Nienburg Abbey, later turned into a castle, recently destroyed by fire. The church of the monastery, over 1000 years old, was inaugurated in 1004, and is beautifully preserved to this day.

In 1623, during the Thirty Years' War, part of the town was destroyed. In 1825 an early suspension bridge over the river Saale was constructed, but because of unforeseen vibrations it collapsed during the inauguration festivities, resulting in over a hundred casualties.

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