Dannenberg Marktplatz

Dannenberg Marktplatz (Photo credit: Hellebardius)

Dannenberg is a town on the River Jeetze, somewhat above its confluence with the Elbe, ESE of Lüneburg, and in the easternmost part of Niedersachsen.

It became part of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1303.   In 1569 the district around it as well as two other small enclaves became a Duchy for Henry, the elder brother of Duke William of  Brunswick-Celle, who had taken the greater part of the lands.  Henry’s second son became Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in 1635 and succeeded his elder brother in Dannenberg the following year.   In 1671 Dannenberg was transferred to Brunswick-Celle.

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