Altdorf bei Nürnberg

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Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coat of arms of Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coat of arms
Altdorf bei Nürnberg  is located in Germany
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Location of Altdorf bei Nürnberg within Nürnberger Land district
Altdorf bei Nürnberg in LAU.svg
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Nürnberger Land
 • Mayor Erich Odörfer (CSU)
 • Total 46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Elevation 444 m (1,457 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,274
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 90518
Dialling codes 09187
Vehicle registration LAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG
St. Laurentius church in 2005
The former city hall in 2005
The lower gate (Unteres Tor) in 2005

Altdorf bei Nürnberg (/ˈɑːltdɔːrf/; German: [ˈaltdɔɐ̯f baɪ ˈnʏɐ̯nbɛɐ̯k] (About this sound listen)) 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.


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.



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.


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.

International relations[edit]

Altdorf bei Nürnberg is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Konrad Mannert

Personalities who worked in the town[edit]


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