Havelberg is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
It is situated on the Havel, and part of the town is built on an island in the centre of the river.
The two parts were incorporated as a town in 1875.
The Bishopric of Havelberg was founded in 946, though the bishop tended to live in either Plattenburg or Wittstock,
which were a few miles north of Havelberg. The most famous bishop was Anselm. Havelberg is home to a former monastery,
now used as the Prignitz-Museum, which was established in 1904.
Havelberg used to be part of Brandenburg for most of its history.
But when the German States where dissolved in East Germany in 1952, Havelberg became part of the district of Magdeburg.
The German States were refounded during the German reunification in 1990.
However, the whole district of Magdeburg became part of Sachsen-Anhalt then – including the former Brandenburgian town of Havelberg.
The Havelberger Dom Sankt Marien is a Protestant church in the Hanseatic city of Havelberg in Saxony-Anhalt.
He was the main church of the diocese Havelberg. The diocese Havelberg itself was founded by King Otto I dating from 946 or 948th
During the German east expansion it was established for proselytizing the local Western Slavs.
Havelberg was next to Brandenburg the earliest diocese east of the Elbe.
After the Reformation the cathedral chapter joined in 1561 to Protestantism after already 1506/1507 the praemonstratensis monastic rule had been abolished.
The diocese Havelberg itself broke up after 50 years of vacancy 1598th.
The cathedral and the Church of St. Lawrence since 1996 to a common church.
In 1996 the property of Cathedral foundation of Saxony-Anhalt. The Havelberger Dom is a station along the Romantic Road.
The adjacent monastery buildings house the Catholic Chapel of St. Norbert, used the Paradise Hall the Protestant community as a winter church,
and the Prignitz Museum with exhibits on the cathedral, urban and settlement history.