Nürnberger Land

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Nürnberger Land
Adm. regionMiddle Franconia
CapitalLauf an der Pegnitz
 • Total800 km2 (300 sq mi)
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total170,365
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG

Nürnberger Land is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Forchheim, Bayreuth, Amberg-Sulzbach, Neumarkt, Roth and Erlangen-Höchstadt, and by the city of Nuremberg.


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Nuremberg, Hersbruck and Lauf, reuniting for the first time since 1789 most of the former lands of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.


The district includes the eastern metropolitan area of Nuremberg in the west and the hills of the Frankish Alb in the east. The Pegnitz River runs through the district, coming from the northeast and leaving to the west towards Nuremberg.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The upper part of the coat of arms is identical to the city arms of Nuremberg. In the bottom part there is a water wheel representing the watermills on the river Pegnitz.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Nürnberger Land
Towns Municipalities
  1. Altdorf bei Nürnberg
  2. Hersbruck
  3. Lauf an der Pegnitz
  4. Röthenbach an der Pegnitz
  5. Velden
  1. Alfeld
  2. Burgthann
  3. Engelthal
  4. Feucht
  5. Happurg
  6. Hartenstein
  7. Henfenfeld
  8. Kirchensittenbach
  9. Leinburg
  10. Neuhaus an der Pegnitz
  11. Neunkirchen am Sand
  1. Offenhausen
  2. Ottensoos
  3. Pommelsbrunn
  4. Reichenschwand
  5. Rückersdorf
  6. Schnaittach
  7. Schwaig
  8. Schwarzenbruck
  9. Simmelsdorf
  10. Vorra
  11. Winkelhaid


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°22′E / 49.500°N 11.367°E / 49.500; 11.367