Pleinfeld

Pleinfeld is a municipality and market town in the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Pleinfeld within Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
Pleinfeld
Pleinfeld
Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictWeißenburg-Gunzenhausen
Government
  MayorStefan Frühwald (CSU)
Area
  Total72.22 km2 (27.88 sq mi)
Elevation
382 m (1,253 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total7,502
  Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91785
Dialling codes09144
Vehicle registrationWUG
Websitewww.pleinfeld.de

Geography

Pleinfeld is located in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Mittelfranken. It is situated on the river Swabian Rezat, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Weißenburg in Bayern, and 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Nuremberg. Its altitude is around 382 metres (1,253 feet) above sea level. The highest point of the municipality is located near Dorsbrunn, 505 m (1,657 ft) asl. Pleinfeld is a nationally recognized recreation area. Pleinfeld is the biggest town at the Großer Brombachsee, a lake in the Franconian Lake District.

Administrative subdivisions

Pleinfeld has 35 subdivisions:[2]

  • Allmannsdorf
  • Banzermühle
  • Birkenmühle
  • Birklein
  • Böschleinsmühle
  • Dorsbrunn
  • Engelreuth
  • Erlingsdorf
  • Gündersbach
  • Heinzenmühle
  • Hohenweiler
  • Kemnathen
  • Ketschenmühle
  • Kleinweingarten
  • Langweidmühle
  • Mackenmühle
  • Mandlesmühle
  • Mannholz
  • Mäusleinsmühle
  • Mischelbach
  • Pleinfeld
  • Prexelmühle
  • Ramsberg am Brombachsee
  • Regelsberg
  • Reichertsmühle
  • Roxfeld
  • Sankt Veit
  • Schloss Sandsee
  • Seemannsmühle
  • Stirn
  • Utzenmühle
  • Veitserlbach
  • Walkerszell
  • Walting
  • Wurmmühle

History

It was first mentioned in 770. In medieval and early modern period Pleinfeld was part of Prince-Bishopric of Eichstätt. The Franconian Lake District has made Pleinfeld a tourist destination in 21st century.

Transportation

Pleinfeld has a railway station at the Nuremberg–Augsburg railway and the Pleinfeld-Gunzenhausen railway. By the Bundesstraße 2 and 13 it is well connected to Nuremberg, Augsburg, Ingolstadt and Ansbach.

International relations

Pleinfeld is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town

Photogallery

References

  • Media related to Pleinfeld at Wikimedia Commons


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