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Ebern
Ebern's former train station
Ebern's former train station
Coat of arms of Ebern
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Haßberge
Municipal assoc. Ebern
Subdivisions 18 Ortsteile
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 7,317
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
96106
Dialling codes 09531
Vehicle registration HAS (bis 1972 EBN)
Website www.ebern.de

Ebern is a German town in the north of Franconia. It is between Haßfurt and Coburg. It has about 8,000 people living in it. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann. Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defense wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).

Creation legend

The legend is that one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally hit, but with two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that caused the boar to die. The boar finally broke down exactly at the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. That is why the town Ebern is named after the boar, and the town's flag carries the head of the boar.

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