Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Sulzbach-Rosenberg is a municipality in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km northwest of Amberg, and 50 km east of Nuremberg. The town consists of two parts: Sulzbach in the west, and Rosenberg in the east.

Sulzbach-Rosenberg
View of Sulzbach from Annaberg

Coat of arms
Location of Sulzbach-Rosenberg within Amberg-Sulzbach district
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°45′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictAmberg-Sulzbach
Government
  MayorMichael Göth (SPD)
Area
  Total53.19 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
Elevation
388-567 m (−1,472 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total19,414
  Density360/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92237
Dialling codes09661
Vehicle registrationAS, BUL, ESB, NAB, SUL
Websitewww.sulzbach-rosenberg.de

Archeological evidence tells that Sulzbach was an important centre from the 8th century on. Sulzbach castle was founded during the early 8th century, probably by the late-Merovingian/early-Carolingian kingdom.

The castle was the residence of the powerful counts of the Nordgau (9th–10th century), the important counts of Sulzbach (c. 1003 – 1188) — one of whose daughters, Bertha of Sulzbach became the Empress of Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus — and later of the counts of Hirschberg (1188–1305), the counts of Wittelsbach (1305–1354, 1373–1504), emperor Karl IV (1354–1373), the palatine-dukes of Neuburg and of the dukes of Palatinate-Sulzbach (17th–18th century) of the House of Wittelsbach.

Districts

Etzmannshof Kauerhof Niederricht Siebeneichen
Forsthof Kempfenhof Obersdorf Stephansricht
Gallmünz Kleinfalz Prangershof Stifterslohe
Großalbershof Kropfersricht Prohof Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Großenfalz Kummerthal Rummersricht Untermainshof
Grottenhof Lindhof See Unterschwaig
Grund Lobenhof Seidersberg

Notable people

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