Velburg

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Velburg
VelburgRathaus-01.jpg
Coat of arms of Velburg
Coat of arms
Velburg   is located in Germany
Velburg
Velburg
Coordinates: 49°13′58″N 11°40′19″E / 49.23278°N 11.67194°E / 49.23278; 11.67194Coordinates: 49°13′58″N 11°40′19″E / 49.23278°N 11.67194°E / 49.23278; 11.67194
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Kraus (CSU)
Area
 • Total 175.65 km2 (67.82 sq mi)
Elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,228
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92355
Dialling codes 09182
Vehicle registration NM
Website www.velburg.de

Velburg is a town in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 17 km southeast of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, and 39 km northwest of Regensburg.

Castle[edit]

The town of Velburg has a castle ruin which occupies the highest point of land. The castle is triangular in outline, with a central keep which is nearly intact, having been partly restored. The altitude of the castle is 621.5 meters. The castle was initially constructed in 1129. The castle was captured and damaged in 1633 during the Thirty Years War after which it was abandoned. The city bought the castle in 1793, and many attempts were made to restore it, with the most successful attempt being in 1986, which was the last restoration to date.[2]

Trails[edit]

Velburg is located in a scenic area with many walking trails, including the Eastern portion of the Main-Danube Trail.[3]

Accommodations[edit]

Accommodations in the Velburg village include the historic Hotel zur Post.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ History, Stadt Velburg [1]
  3. ^ Hikehopper Ostlinie Main-Donau Weg [2]