Hilpoltstein

Hilpoltstein is a town in the district of Roth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 10 km southeast of Roth bei Nürnberg and 30 km south of Nuremberg, close to the lake 'Rothsee.

Hilpoltstein
Former residence of Johann Friedrich, Count Palatine of Sulzbach-Hilpoltstein and Church of Saint John the Baptist

Coat of arms
Location of Hilpoltstein within Roth district
Hilpoltstein
Hilpoltstein
Coordinates: 49°11′N 11°11′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMiddle Franconia
DistrictRoth
Government
  MayorMarkus Mahl (SPD)
Area
  Total91.42 km2 (35.30 sq mi)
Elevation
380 m (1,250 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total13,624
  Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91161
Dialling codes09174
Vehicle registrationRH, HIP
Websitewww.hilpoltstein.de

History

  • Origins of the castle and the town date back to the 10th century.
  • Town privileges were granted in 1354.
  • 1799 Hilpoltstein becomes part of Bavaria

Sights

  • Rathaus (Town Hall)
  • Accessible Tower of the Remains of the early medieval Castle
  • Remains of The Town Wall
  • Church of Saint John the Baptist (Town's Parish Church)
  • Jahrsdorfer House
  • Guest House 'Schwarzes Ross' with historic Brewery and museum on handcrafts and town history

Sons and daughters of the place

People who work or have worked on the ground

  • Ludwig Elsbett (1913-2003), engineer and inventor of the Elsbett engine

Annual Events

  • Spring Concert of the town's brass band (April)
  • Medieval festival with knights tournament (May)
  • Challenge Roth: Worlds largest long-distance triathlon (July)
  • Burgfest - Popular folk fair with medieval pageant, flea market in the old town, beer tent, fireworks (1st weekend of August)
  • Kite festival (last weekend of September)
  • Christmas Market (1st weekend of the Advent)

References


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