Weißenstadt

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Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt (2005)
Weißenstadt (2005)
Coat of arms of Weißenstadt
Coat of arms
Weißenstadt   is located in Germany
Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt
Coordinates: 50°6′03″N 11°53′05″E / 50.10083°N 11.88472°E / 50.10083; 11.88472Coordinates: 50°6′03″N 11°53′05″E / 50.10083°N 11.88472°E / 50.10083; 11.88472
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Knies (CSU)
Area
 • Total 42.23 km2 (16.31 sq mi)
Elevation 630 m (2,070 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,120
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95163
Dialling codes 09253
Vehicle registration WUN
Website www.weissenstadt.de

Weißenstadt is a town in the district of Wunsiedel, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the shore of the picturesque Weißenstadter See (Weissenstadt Lake), in the Fichtelgebirge Mountains, on the river Eger, 11 km northwest of Wunsiedel. The town got its name "White City" from the landmark church, once white now weathered dark grey.

Geography[edit]

The town nestles in the valley of the Eger between the mountains of Waldstein and Rudolfstein and the pass of Höllpass on the plateau of the Fichtelgebirge.

Villages[edit]

The borough of Weißenstadt incorporates the town itself and a number of villages:

  • Birk
  • Franken
  • Frohnlohe
  • Grub
  • Grubbach
  • Hühnerhöfen
  • Lehsten
  • Meierhof
  • Neuenhammer
  • Ruppertsgrün
  • Schönlind

Personalities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Heinrich Schneider (1905-1985), writer
  • Peter Beauvais (1916–1986), actor and director
  • Horst Hüttel (* 1968), ski jumping trainer

Personalities who have worked on the ground[edit]

  • Erhard Ackermann (1813-1880), the founder of the industrial granite refinement in Germany

References[edit]