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Aufseß, also sometimes spelled Aufsess, is a municipality in the district of Bayreuth in Bavaria, Germany.

Coat of arms of Aufseß
Coat of arms
Aufseß  is located in Germany
Location of Aufseß within Bayreuth district
Aufseß in BT.svg
Coordinates: 49°54′N 11°13′E / 49.900°N 11.217°E / 49.900; 11.217Coordinates: 49°54′N 11°13′E / 49.900°N 11.217°E / 49.900; 11.217
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Franconia
District Bayreuth
 • Mayor Ludwig Bäuerlein (CSU/FW)
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,266
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91347
Dialling codes 09198, 09274, 09204
Vehicle registration BT

Located in Franconian Switzerland on the Castle Road and the Franconian Bierstraße, or Beer Road, Aufseß is best known for its connection with the noble family of Aufsess, Knights of the Empire. Notable members of the family include Jobst Bernhard von und zu Aufsees, the founder of the Aufseesianum in Bamberg, Friedrich III von Aufseß, Prince-Bishop of Bamberg (1421–1431), and Hans von und zu Aufseß, who in 1852 was the principal founder of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (formerly the "Germanischen Museums“) in Nuremberg.

Castle Unteraufseß


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