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Coat of arms of Hilpoltstein
Coat of arms
Hilpoltstein   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°11′N 11°11′E / 49.183°N 11.183°E / 49.183; 11.183Coordinates: 49°11′N 11°11′E / 49.183°N 11.183°E / 49.183; 11.183
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Middle Franconia
District Roth
 • Mayor Markus Mahl (SPD)
 • Total 91.42 km2 (35.30 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,287
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91161
Dialling codes 09174
Vehicle registration RH, HIP
Website www.hilpoltstein.de

Hilpoltstein is a town in the district of Roth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 10 km southeast of Roth bei Nürnberg and 30 km south of Nuremberg, close to the lake 'Rothsee.

Former residence and Saint John the Baptist church


  • Origins of the castle and the town date back to the 10th century.
  • Town privileges were granted in 1354.
  • 1799 Hilpoltstein becomes part of Bavaria


  • Rathaus (Town Hall)
  • Accessible Tower of the Remains of the early medieval Castle
  • Remains of The Town Wall
  • Stadtpfarrkirche St. Johannes (Town's Parish Church)
  • Jahrsdorfer House
  • Guest House 'Schwarzes Ross' with historic Brewery and museum on handcrafts and town history

Sons and daughters of the place[edit]

Johann Christoph Sturm

People who work or have worked on the ground[edit]

  • Ludwig Elsbett (1913-2003), engineer and inventor of the Elsbett engine

Annual Events[edit]

  • Spring Concert of the town's brass band (April)
  • Medieval festival with knights tournament (May)
  • Challenge Roth: Worlds largest ultra-distance triathlon (July)
  • Burgfest - Popular folk fair with medieval pageant, flea market in the old town, beer tent, fireworks (1st weekend of August)
  • Kite festival (last weekend of September)
  • Christmas Market (1st weekend of the Advent)


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