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
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz  is located in Germany
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Location of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz within Nürnberger Land district
Lauf an der Pegnitz in LAU.svg
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Nürnberger Land
 • Mayor Benedikt Bisping (GRÜNE)
 • Total 59.80 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
Elevation 327 m (1,073 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 26,378
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91207
Dialling codes 09123 (09126)
Vehicle registration LAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG

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