Feucht

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Feucht
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Feucht
Coat of arms
Feucht   is located in Germany
Feucht
Feucht
Coordinates: 49°22′32.63″N 11°12′46.75″E / 49.3757306°N 11.2129861°E / 49.3757306; 11.2129861Coordinates: 49°22′32.63″N 11°12′46.75″E / 49.3757306°N 11.2129861°E / 49.3757306; 11.2129861
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Nürnberger Land
Subdivisions 5 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Konrad Rupprecht (CSU)
Area
 • Total 9.59 km2 (3.70 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,449
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 90537
Dialling codes 09128
Vehicle registration LAU
Website www.feucht.de

Feucht is a municipality southwest of Nuremberg in the Middle Franconia of Bavaria, Germany. The name Feucht is derived from the Old High German noun "viuhtje" - "fichta", which is the tree spruce (vernacularly Féichdn). As of July 31, 2005, had a population of 13,590. Hermann Oberth (1894–1989), one of the early fathers of space travel, lived for many years and died in Feucht.

History[edit]

Since the Middle Ages Feucht has been a centre for beekeeping and honey production referred to as Zeidlerei. Lebkuchen, the famous gingerbread of Nuremberg, is based on honey from Feucht.

Points of interest[edit]

Culture[edit]

  • Hermann Oberth Space Travel Museum - This small museum is located at Pfinzingstrasse 12-14 and is open on weekends. It features some books, models, awards and recognitions which belonged to Hermann Oberth. There are also some rocket engines and models which explain various aspects of space travel.
  • Zeidel-Museum - Pfinzingstrasse 6, open on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:30 is a museum about the history and production of honey, which has a long history in Feucht. It was one of the main ingredients in Lebkuchen, a product of nearby Nuremberg.

Business[edit]

The biggest industrial businesses in Feucht are Excella (pharma), ATOTECH, (Electonic) and Fella (agricultural engines).

Recreation[edit]

Feucht is home to a couple of small lakes. Its location near the Imperial Woods makes it a popular destination for hiking, cycling and outdoor recreation.

Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

Feucht has numerous stops throughout the town and is serviced by VGN/VAG busline with direct service to Nuremberg.

Car[edit]

Feucht is located on the A9 Autobahn (motorway / interstate) and the B8 Federal Highway.

Train[edit]

Feucht has a station on the Nuremberg–Regensburg line and is serviced by both RB regional trains and Nuremberg S-Bahn trains.

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