Bayreuth (district)

Bayreuth is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds, but does not include the city of Bayreuth. The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kulmbach, Hof, Wunsiedel, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Amberg-Sulzbach, Nürnberger Land, Forchheim and Bamberg.

Bayreuth
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Adm. regionUpper Franconia
CapitalBayreuth
Area
  Total1,273 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total103,656
  Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBT, EBS, ESB, KEM, MÜB, PEG
Websitewww.landkreis-bayreuth.de

History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bayreuth and Pegnitz, adding the town Gefrees of the former district of Münchberg and the town of Speichersdorf of the former district of Kemnath.

Geography

The sources of the White Main and the Red Main are both located in the district. The Red Main rises in the very south in the hills of the Frankish Alb, the White Main has its source in the Fichtel Mountains in the east. Both rivers run to the northwest, but do not meet within the district's borders.

The valley of the Red Main separates the two major geographical regions of the district from each other: the hilly countryside of the [Franconian Jura]]and the much higher Fichtel Mountains.

Within the county lies the Veldenstein Forest, one of the largest contiguous areas of woodland in Bavaria.

Coat of arms

The arms display the heraldic eagle of the Hohenzollern dynasty together with the white and blue pattern of Bavaria.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berneck
  2. Betzenstein
  3. Creußen
  4. Gefrees
  5. Goldkronach
  6. Hollfeld
  7. Pegnitz
  8. Pottenstein
  9. Waischenfeld
  1. Ahorntal
  2. Aufseß
  3. Bindlach
  4. Bischofsgrün
  5. Eckersdorf
  6. Emtmannsberg
  7. Fichtelberg
  8. Gesees
  9. Glashütten
  10. Haag
  11. Heinersreuth
  12. Hummeltal
  1. Kirchenpingarten
  2. Mehlmeisel
  3. Mistelbach
  4. Mistelgau
  5. Plankenfels
  6. Plech
  7. Prebitz
  8. Schnabelwaid
  9. Seybothenreuth
  10. Speichersdorf
  11. Warmensteinach
  12. Weidenberg

Sights

Schloss Aufseß Aufseß
Schloss Fantaisie Eckersdorf
Schloss Freienfels Hollfeld
Hollfeld Hollfeld
Pegnitz Pegnitz
Burg Pottenstein Pottenstein
Teufelshöhle Pottenstein
Tüchersfeld Pottenstein
Burg Waischenfeld Waischenfeld
Schloss Wiesentfels Hollfeld

References

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