Altdorf bei Nürnberg

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Altdorf b.Nürnberg
Coat of arms of Altdorf b.Nürnberg
Coat of arms
Altdorf b.Nürnberg is located in Germany
Altdorf b.Nürnberg
Altdorf b.Nürnberg
Coordinates: 49°23′15″N 11°21′25″E / 49.38750°N 11.35694°E / 49.38750; 11.35694Coordinates: 49°23′15″N 11°21′25″E / 49.38750°N 11.35694°E / 49.38750; 11.35694
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Nürnberger Land
Subdivisions 25 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Erich Odörfer (CSU)
Area
 • Total 46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Elevation 444 m (1,457 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,097
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 90518
Dialling codes 09187
Vehicle registration LAU
Website www.altdorf.de
St. Laurentius church on April 3, 2005
The city hall on April 3, 2005
The lower gate on April 3, 2005

Altdorf bei Nürnberg (German pronunciation: [ˈaltdɔʁf baɪ ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk] ( )) is a town in south-eastern Germany. It is situated 25 km east of Nuremberg, in the district Nürnberger Land. Its name literally means Altdorf near Nuremberg, to distinguish it from other Altdorfs.

History[edit]

Altdorf is first mentioned in 1129. In 1504 the town was conquered by the Imperial Free City of Nuremberg. In the 16th century, the city government of Nuremberg founded an academy in Altdorf, which became a university in 1622. The university lasted until 1809. Among the alumni of the University of Altdorf were the soldier Albrecht von Wallenstein and the philosopher and scientist Gottfried Leibniz.

Monuments[edit]

Altdorf's chief monuments are the church of St. Laurentius, the city hall and the Wichernhaus, which once housed the university. Altdorf also boasts some impressive remnants of its fortifications.

Economy[edit]

Even though the times of its once famous university have long passed, Altdorf is the seat of several educational institutions. It is also the home of a number of mid-scale industrial enterprises.

International relations[edit]

Altdorf bei Nürnberg is twinned with:

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