Lauf an der Pegnitz

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Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Old town hall and the market square
Old town hall and the market square
Coat of arms of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz within Nürnberger Land district
Lauf an der Pegnitz in LAU.svg
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz is located in Germany
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz is located in Bavaria
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Coordinates: 49°30′37″N 11°16′38″E / 49.51028°N 11.27722°E / 49.51028; 11.27722Coordinates: 49°30′37″N 11°16′38″E / 49.51028°N 11.27722°E / 49.51028; 11.27722
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Subdivisions29 Stadtteile
 • MayorBenedikt Bisping (GRÜNE)
 • Total59.80 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
327 m (1,073 ft)
 • Total26,483
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09123 (09126)
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG

Lauf an der Pegnitz (Northern Bavarian: Lauf an da Pegnitz) is a town to the East of Nuremberg, Germany. It is the capital of the district Nürnberger Land, in Bavaria. It is in the valley of the River Pegnitz, which flows through the town.

In 2009, the municipality developed a climate protection plan which was supported by the German Ministry for the Environment.[2]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Hermann Roesler (1834-1894), economist
  • Martin Lauer (1937-2019), athlete and Olympic medalist 1960 (4 × 100-meter relay), born in Cologne, lived in Lauf for decades
  • Martin Jellinghaus (born 1944), athlete and Olympic medalist 1968 (4 × 400-meter relay)
  • Marlene Mortler (born 1955), politician (CSU), Member of the Bundestag
  • Timo Rost (born 1978), football player
Lauf an der Pegnitz, View to the old town and Pegnitz


  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^