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Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Coat of arms of Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
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Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl  is located in Germany
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Dietfurt a.d. Altmühl
Coordinates: 49°2′N 11°35′E / 49.033°N 11.583°E / 49.033; 11.583Coordinates: 49°2′N 11°35′E / 49.033°N 11.583°E / 49.033; 11.583
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
 • Mayor Franz Stephan (CSU)
 • Total 78.84 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,084
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92345
Dialling codes 08464
Vehicle registration NM

Dietfurt is a town in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany. The town is situated on the river Altmühl, and is 38 km west of Regensburg, 30 km north of Ingolstadt, and is located 364 meters above sea level.


Dietfurt is known as the "Bavarian China" (German: Bayrisch China,[2] simplified Chinese: 巴伐利亚的中国; traditional Chinese: 巴伐利亞的中國; pinyin: Bāfálìyà de Zhōngguó),[3] Chinese culture is the theme adopted for Carnival in Dietfurt, and the city promotes other Chinese cultural activities such as courses in Qigong.


The mayor of Dietfurt is Carolin Braun (SPD). She won the election in March 2014 with 67,1 % of the votes against Christian Linz (CSU-CWU).

Persons with relation to Dietfurt an der Altmühl[edit]

Michael Wittmann
  • Argula von Grumbach, (1492-1568) Protestant publicist and reformer, lived and worked in Dietfurt from 1516 onwards
  • Michael Wittmann (1914-1944), German Panzer commander and panzer ace of the Waffen-SS, born in Vogelthal district


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dietfurt Chinesenfasching". 
  3. ^ 程裕祯 (2010). 中国文化要略. Beijing: 外语教学与研究出版社. p. 4. ISBN 978-7-5600-1407-4. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dietfurt at Wikimedia Commons