Auerbach in der Oberpfalz
|• Mayor||Joachim Neuß (CSU)|
|• Total||70.33 km2 (27.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Auerbach in der Oberpfalz (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊɐbax ɪn dɐ ˈoːbɐpfalts] ( listen)) is a town in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, Bavaria, Germany. It is located 45 km northeast of Nuremberg. In the subdivision Michelfeld there was a Benedictine monastery which is now a nursing home.
Since May 2008 Joachim Neuß is the mayor. Helmut Ott was the mayor 1996-2008.
- Heinrich Stromer (1476-1542), professor at the Leipzig university, physician and founder of Auerbach's Cellar.
- Johann Michael Doser (1678–1756) artist, mainly in the fields of wood carvings und sculptures for altars
- Maurus von Schenkl (1749-1816), Benedictine theologian, librarian and canonist,
- Johann Baptist Metz (born 1928), Catholic theologian
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