Pleinfeld town hall
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|Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E|
|• Mayor||Stefan Frühwald (CSU)|
|• Total||72.22 km2 (27.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||382 m (1,253 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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.
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.
Sons and daughters of the town
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