Etzelwang

Etzelwang is a municipality in the district of Amberg-Sulzbach in Bavaria in Germany.

Etzelwang
Church of Saint Nicholas

Coat of arms
Location of Etzelwang within Amberg-Sulzbach district
Etzelwang
Etzelwang
Coordinates: 49°32′N 11°35′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictAmberg-Sulzbach
Municipal assoc.Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Government
  MayorRoman Berr (CSU)
Area
  Total21.69 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Elevation
390-596 m (−1,565 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total1,408
  Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92268
Dialling codes09663
Vehicle registrationAS
Websitewww.etzelwang.de

History

Etzelwang has existed as a parish since the second half of the 11th century. However, the present municipality of Etzelwang was not created until the Bavarian administrative reforms of 1972 to 1975. It was created from the political units of Neidstein, Kirchenreinbach, and Schmidtstadt.

Name

Etzel comes from the same root as Heinrich or English Henry. It is not certain which Heinrich gave his name to the parish and subsequently to the municipality. It is possible that it refers to Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II, who founded the bishopric of Bamberg, to which the parish belonged.[2]

Sights

Places of interest in Etzelwang include the following:

The church was originally dedicated in 1059, but subsequently destroyed. The present church was built from 1721 to the completion of the tower in 1763.
  • Ruins of Burg Hauseck
  • Neutras cliffs
  • Burg Rupprechtstein
  • Hofmark of Kirchenreinbach
  • Church of St. Ulrich in Kirchereinbach

References

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