Altdorf bei Nürnberg

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Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coat of arms of Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coat of arms
Location of Altdorf bei Nürnberg within Nürnberger Land district
Altdorf bei Nürnberg in LAU.svg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg is located in Germany
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg is located in Bavaria
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei 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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Government
 • MayorErich Odörfer (CSU)
Area
 • Total48.59 km2 (18.76 sq mi)
Elevation
444 m (1,457 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total15,191
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
90518
Dialling codes09187
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG
Websitewww.altdorf.de


Altdorf bei Nürnberg (/ˈɑːltdɔːrf/; German: [ˈaltdɔɐ̯f baɪ ˈnʏɐ̯nbɛɐ̯k] (About this soundlisten)) 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 Free Imperial 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.

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.

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.

International relations[edit]

Altdorf bei Nürnberg is twinned with:

Mayors[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Konrad Mannert

Personalities who worked in the town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2016-12-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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