Velden seen from the west
|Municipal assoc.||Velden (Vils)|
|• Mayor||Ludwig Greimel (FW)|
|• Total||49.40 km2 (19.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||477 m (1,565 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality consists of 130 villages and communes
The first mentioning of a Place named Feldin is found in 773. In 788 King Charles the great displaced the bavarian Duke Tassilo III and made it a part of Francia. Later it became a Municipality with Market town status, but it is not sure when this happened as there does not exist a certificate of appointment. The first time the market status is mentioned was in a writ in 1394.
Velden once had a railway connection to Dorfen via Taufkirchen. In 1994 the tracks were removed and converted to a now very popular cycle track. Velden lies on the Bundesstraße B 388. Frequent buses connect Velden to Vilsbiburg, Landshut and Dorfen. The nearest airport is Munich International Airport about 40 km to the southwest.
Architecture & Art
In the center of Velden is St. Peter's church. It was built in two steps around 1450, newly renovated around 1990. Its 64m high tower is a main sight of Velden.
Velden also features an open-air museum with many sculptures of Georg Brenninger (born in Velden - later worked in Munich) for example the "Apoll" or the "Bergpredigt", also two fountains by the same sculptor can be seen in the center of the town.
- Georg Brenninger (1908–1988), sculptor
- Ruediger Lentz (*1947), journalist
- Gisela Stuart (*1955), British Labour Party ex MP
- Florian Oßner (*1980), member of German parliament (Bundestag) since 2013
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
- "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)". Bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
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