Pegnitz (town)

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Pegnitz
Coat of arms of Pegnitz
Coat of arms
Pegnitz is located in Germany
Pegnitz
Pegnitz
Coordinates: 49°45′23″N 11°32′42″E / 49.75639°N 11.54500°E / 49.75639; 11.54500Coordinates: 49°45′23″N 11°32′42″E / 49.75639°N 11.54500°E / 49.75639; 11.54500
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Bayreuth
Subdivisions 36 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Raab (SPD)
Area
 • Total 100.03 km2 (38.62 sq mi)
Elevation 422 m (1,385 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,331
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91257
Dialling codes 09241
Vehicle registration BT, EBS, ESB, KEM, MÜB, PEG
Website www.pegnitz.de
Old town hall

Pegnitz is a town in the Bayreuth district in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants. It is also the source of the river Pegnitz. The city Bayreuth is about 27 km to the north.

The villages (Ortsteile) in Pegnitz are:

  • Bodendorf
  • Bronn
  • Buchau
  • Büchenbach
  • Hainbronn
  • Hammerbühl
  • Hedelmühle
  • Heroldsreuth
  • Herrenmühle
  • Horlach
  • Hufeisen
  • Kaltenthal
  • Kleinkrausmühle
  • Körbeldorf
  • Kosbrunn
  • Kotzenhammer
  • Langenreuth
  • Leups
  • Lobensteig
  • Lüglas
  • Nemschenreuth
  • Neudorf
  • Neuhof
  • Penzenreuth
  • Pertenhof
  • Reisach
  • Stein
  • Stemmenreuth
  • Trockau
  • Troschenreuth
  • Vestenmühle
  • Weidelwangermühle
  • Weidmannshöhe
  • Willenberg
  • Willenreuth
  • Zips

Annual events are the Christmas market, the Open-Air Rock Festival Waldstock, and above all, the seasonal strong-beer festival called Flinderer.

Pegnitz, with St. Bartholomäus on the left and castle hill in the background.
The 1923 observation tower


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