Velden (Vils)

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Velden
Coat of arms of Velden
Coat of arms
Velden  is located in Germany
Velden
Velden
Coordinates: 48°22′N 12°15′E / 48.367°N 12.250°E / 48.367; 12.250Coordinates: 48°22′N 12°15′E / 48.367°N 12.250°E / 48.367; 12.250
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Landshut
Municipal assoc. Velden (Vils)
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Babl (SPD)
Area
 • Total 49.40 km2 (19.07 sq mi)
Elevation 477 m (1,565 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,903
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 84149
Dialling codes 08742
Vehicle registration LA
Website www.vg-velden.de

Velden is a municipality in the district of Landshut in Bavaria in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Velden lies on the border from Lower Bavaria to Upper Bavaria. The river Vils runs through the town. Velden is about 64 kilometers northeast of Munich.

The municipality consists of 130 villages and communes[2]

  • Aichelsberg
  • Aign
  • Alteberspoint
  • Asching
  • Asenreit
  • Atzmannsdorf
  • Babing
  • Bach
  • Bachmühle
  • Baueröd
  • Biedenbach
  • Biedersdorf
  • Birnkam
  • Brandstätt
  • Bruck
  • Burg
  • Burghab
  • Eberlsöd
  • Eberspoint
  • Eggersgrub
  • Eglso
  • Eichten
  • Einäuglmühle
  • Elling
  • Erlach
  • Erzmannsdorf
  • Exenberg
  • Feuchten
  • Fischbach
  • Forsthof
  • Futteröd
  • Futtersöd
  • Geratsfurth
  • Giglberg I
  • Giglberg II
  • Glocksberg
  • Grünzing
  • Gumpersberg
  • Guntersberg
  • Hackelsberg
  • Hackenkam
  • Haid
  • Haideck
  • Haldenweber
  • Haselbach
  • Heinhub
  • Herrneck
  • Hintelsberg
  • Hinterkobl
  • Hinteröd
  • Hirschhof
  • Hofbruck
  • Höhenberg
  • Holzen I
  • Holzen II
  • Holzhäuseln
  • Hub
  • Irreck
  • Irrthal
  • Kleinhaid
  • Kleinvelden
  • Koralden
  • Kothlehen
  • Kremshub
  • Kreuz
  • Kronwinkel
  • Kühloh
  • Lahn
  • Lehen
  • Leiten
  • Lug
  • Maierhof
  • Maiersdorf
  • Mariaberg
  • Marsberg
  • Martinsberg
  • Miethal
  • Mitterschweibach
  • Mölling
  • Moosing
  • Nehaid
  • Neunehaid
  • Oberbabing
  • Oberensbach
  • Oberschweibach
  • Obervilslern
  • Ofen
  • Paulusberg
  • Pfenningsöd
  • Pretzkobl
  • Putzenberg
  • Raffelberg
  • Rimberg
  • Ringofen
  • Rothenwald
  • Rothweg
  • Rundthal
  • Ruprechtsberg
  • Sattelstatt
  • Schafhausen
  • Schapfthal
  • Schlegelsreit
  • Schmidten
  • Schmitten
  • Schöllamühle
  • Schurfsöd
  • Schwarzeck
  • Schwarzmoos
  • See
  • Seidlthal
  • Spindlhäusl
  • Spitzlbach
  • Stietenöd
  • Stockham
  • Straß
  • Strohhof
  • Unterensbach
  • Unterschweibach
  • Untervilslern
  • Velden
  • Viehweide
  • Vils
  • Vilssöhl
  • Wagensberg
  • Walding
  • Walln
  • Weiher
  • Wildberg
  • Willgrub
  • Zweifurth

History[edit]

The first mentioning of a Place named Feldin is found around 771. Since 1410 it is a Municipality with Market town status.

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

In the center of Velden is St. Peters 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.

In 1985 Bavarian Television filmed parts of the TV-Series "Irgendwie und Sowieso" in and around Velden. (Actors Ottfried Fischer, Elmar Wepper, Bruno Jonas and others)

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)". Bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

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