Eisenberg, Thuringia

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Coat of arms of Eisenberg
Coat of arms
Eisenberg  is located in Germany
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Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Holzland-Kreis
 • Mayor Ingo Lippert (SPD)
 • Total 24.85 km2 (9.59 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,404
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07607
Dialling codes 036691
Vehicle registration SHK, EIS, SRO
Website www.stadt-eisenberg.de

Eisenberg is a town in Thuringia, Germany. It is the capital of the district Saale-Holzland.

Neighboring municipalities are Jena (25 kilometres (16 miles) in west) and Gera (15 kilometres (9 miles) in south east). West of Eisenberg runs the motorway A 9 from Berlin to Munich. A tradition in Eisenberg on Christmas Eve is that the people of the city meet at the market place by 6 to listen to live Christmas music from the tower of the city hall - played by the brass choir of the Lutheran parish.

The main attraction of the town is the baroque Castle Church, built in 1692 by Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg.

External links

Information about the Castle Church: Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde Eisenberg.