Schloss Harburg

Schloss Harburg (Photo credit: ilovebutter)

In 1527 when the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg was partitioned, the eldest brother took Harburg as his share (Harburg itself is on the oppposite bank of the Elbe from Hamburg and has belonged to that city-state since 1937).  His share was small, the Duke having made an unequal marriage, and the line died out in 1642.

Although the town of Harburg has belonged to Hamburg since 1937, the neighbouring Landkreis in Niedersachsen is also called Harburg.

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