Berching (Bavarian: Bacham) is a town in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany.

Berching
Town walls of Berching
Town walls of Berching
Coat of arms of Berching
Location of Berching within Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz district
Berching in NM.svg
Berching is located in Germany
Berching
Berching
Berching is located in Bavaria
Berching
Berching
Coordinates: 49°6′N 11°26′E / 49.100°N 11.433°E / 49.100; 11.433Coordinates: 49°6′N 11°26′E / 49.100°N 11.433°E / 49.100; 11.433
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictNeumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Subdivisions43 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Ludwig Eisenreich[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total131.18 km2 (50.65 sq mi)
Elevation
385 m (1,263 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,864
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92334
Dialling codes08462
Vehicle registrationNM
Websitewww.berching.de

Berching is a historical town with a fully preserved town wall and low streamlet. The first settlement was registered in 883, so it is more than 1100 years old. Berching is located in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, 20 km south of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. The old town or altstadt is surrounded by a large wall interspaced with towers. One of the towers has been converted into a 6-story apartment. A small inn called the Blaue Traube is also located in the town center.

Christoph Willibald Gluck 1775

ResidentsEdit

 
Historic old town tower converted into an apartment building

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.