Leutershausen

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Leutershausen, market place with the historic town gate
Leutershausen
Coat of arms of Leutershausen
Coat of arms
Leutershausen   is located in Germany
Leutershausen
Leutershausen
Coordinates: 49°17′N 10°25′E / 49.283°N 10.417°E / 49.283; 10.417Coordinates: 49°17′N 10°25′E / 49.283°N 10.417°E / 49.283; 10.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Ansbach
Subdivisions 49 Ortschaften
Government
 • Mayor Siegfried Heß (CSU)
Area
 • Total 84.11 km2 (32.48 sq mi)
Elevation 426 m (1,398 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,488
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91578
Dialling codes 09823
Vehicle registration AN
Website www.leutershausen.de

Leutershausen is a municipality in the district of Ansbach, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Altmühl, 12 km west of Ansbach.

History[edit]

Leutershausen was probably founded by Frankish settlers around 800. For the first time it is referred to in a privilege of Emperor Otto III. as "Liuthereshusunin" in 1000.

Sport[edit]

Leutershausen has a sportsclub, called TV 1862 Leutershausen. As said in the name it was founded in 1862 and has since organised sport events at the local stadium and provides training in seven different disciplines, the biggest being football and athletics. Furthermore there are table tennis, tennis, gymnastics, triathlon and ball game departments. In June 2012 there was a big celebration weekend due to the 150th anniversary of the TV Leutershausen including the traditional Maikränzchen athletics competition and Public Viewing of the 2012 Euros.

Sights[edit]

  • St. Peter's Church
  • Historic citywall
  • Historic County Court Building
  • Gustave Whitehead Museum
  • Gustave Whitehead Memorial
  • Museum of local history
  • Leutershausen has restored one of its pre-war synagogues.
County Court Building

International relations[edit]

Since 2000 Leutershausen is twinned with the Hungarian town of Szendrö.





Famous people[edit]

Gustave Whitehead Memorial


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