Velden (Vils)

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Velden
Velden seen from the west
Velden seen from the west
Coat of arms of Velden
Coat of arms
Location of Velden within Landshut district
Velden in LA.svg
Velden is located in Germany
Velden
Velden
Velden is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionNiederbayern
DistrictLandshut
Municipal assoc.Velden (Vils)
Government
 • MayorLudwig Greimel (FW)
Area
 • Total49.40 km2 (19.07 sq mi)
Elevation
477 m (1,565 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,576
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
84149
Dialling codes08742
Vehicle registrationLA
Websitehttps://www.markt-velden.de/

Velden is a market town and 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 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.

Transport[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. 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.

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). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)". Bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de. Retrieved 2012-05-23.

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