Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg (//; German: [ˈaltdɔɐ̯f baɪ ˈnʏɐ̯nbɛɐ̯k] (listen)) is a town in south-eastern Germany. It is situated 25 km east of Nuremberg, in the district Nürnberger Land. Its name literally means “Altdorf near Nuremberg”, to distinguish it from other Altdorfs.
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
|• Mayor||Erich Odörfer (CSU)|
|• Total||46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||444 m (1,457 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||LAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG|
Altdorf is first mentioned in 1129. In 1504 the town was conquered by the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg. In the 16th century, the city government of Nuremberg founded an academy in Altdorf, which became a university in 1622. The university lasted until 1809. Among the alumni of the University of Altdorf were the soldier Albrecht von Wallenstein and the philosopher and scientist Gottfried Leibniz.
Even though the times of its once famous university have long passed, Altdorf is the seat of several educational institutions. It is also the home of a number of mid-scale industrial enterprises.
Altdorf's chief monuments are the church of St. Laurentius, the city hall and the Wichernhaus, which once housed the university. Altdorf also boasts some impressive remnants of its fortifications.
Altdorf bei Nürnberg is twinned with:
|Term of office||Mayor|
|May-July 1945||Hans Dötsch|
|August 1945-April 1948||Fritz Pranz|
|May 1948-April 1960||Hans Dötsch|
|May 1960-June 1972||Heinrich Späth|
|July 1972-October 1982||Kurt Purucker|
|November 1982-October 1994||Friedrich Weißkopf|
|November 1994-October 2006||Rainer Pohl (SPD)|
|since November 2006||Erich Odörfer (CSU)|
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Stephan Farffler (1633–1689), inventor
- Johann Fabricius (1644–1729), theologian
- Konrad Mannert (1756–1834), professor and historian
- Friedrichs Lachs (1832-1910) Bavarian-Swedish brewmaster
- Dora Hitz (1856–1924), Impressionist painter
- Klaus Kreuzeder (1950-2014), saxophonist
- Klaus Wolfermann (born 1946), athlete (javelin thrower)
- Thomas Tuschl (born 1966), biochemist
Personalities who worked in the townEdit
- Johann Richter or Johannes Praetorius (1537-1616), German mathematician and astronomer
- Wallenstein (1583-1634) military leader and politician in the Thirty Years' War
- Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1705), polyhistor, legal scholar and orientalist; taught and died in Altdorf
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), philosopher and natural scientist, promoted in Altdorf
- Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), composer, studied at the University of Altdorf
- Lorenz Heister (1683-1758), surgical professor at the University of Altdorf from 1710 to 1719
- Wolfgang Haffner (born 1965) Funk and jazz drummer
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
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