|District||Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz|
|• Mayor||Rudolf Eineder (CSU)|
|• Total||131.18 km2 (50.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||385 m (1,263 ft)|
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Berching is a historical town with a fully preserved town wall and low streamlet. The first settlement was registered in 883, so that it is more than 1100 years old. Berching is located in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, 20 km south of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. The old city or altstadt is surrounded by a large wall interspaced with towers. One of the towers has been converted into a 6-story apartment. A small inn called the Blaue Traube is also located in the city center.
- Christoph Willibald Gluck, composer, was born in Erasbach, today a district of Berching
- Claudia Brücken, singer with synthpop groups Propaganda and Act.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012.
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