Lauf an der Pegnitz

Lauf an der Pegnitz (Northern Bavarian: Lauf an da Pegnitz) is a town to the East of Nuremberg, Germany. It is the capital of the district Nürnberger Land, in Bavaria. It is in the valley of the River Pegnitz, which flows through the town.

Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Old town hall and the market square

Coat of arms
Location of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz within Nürnberger Land district
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Coordinates: 49°30′37″N 11°16′38″E
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Subdivisions29 Stadtteile
  MayorBenedikt Bisping (GRÜNE)
  Total59.80 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
327 m (1,073 ft)
  Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09123 (09126)
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG

In 2009, the municipality developed a climate protection plan which was supported by the German Ministry for the Environment.[2]

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Hermann Roesler (1834-1894), economist
  • Martin Lauer (born 1937), athlete and Olympic medalist 1960 (4 × 100-meter relay), born in Cologne, lives in Lauf for decades
  • Martin Jellinghaus (1944), athlete and Olympic medalist 1968 (4 × 400-meter relay)
  • Marlene Mortler (born 1955), politician (CSU), Member of the Bundestag
  • Timo Rost (1978), football player


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