Kronach is a town in Upper Franconia, Germany, located in the Frankenwald area. It is the capital of the district Kronach.

Kronach
Historical town centre with the Haßlach River
Historical town centre with the Haßlach River
Coat of arms of Kronach
Location of Kronach within Kronach district
Kronach in KC.svg
Kronach is located in Germany
Kronach
Kronach
Kronach is located in Bavaria
Kronach
Kronach
Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 11°19′41″E / 50.24111°N 11.32806°E / 50.24111; 11.32806Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 11°19′41″E / 50.24111°N 11.32806°E / 50.24111; 11.32806
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictKronach
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Angela Hofmann[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total66.99 km2 (25.86 sq mi)
Elevation
318 m (1,043 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total16,701
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
96317
Dialling codes09261
Vehicle registrationKC
Websitewww.kronach.de

Kronach is the birthplace of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Maximilian von Welsch, as well as Johann Kaspar Zeuss and bishop Josef Stangl. The town is equipped with a nearly complete city wall and Germany's biggest medieval fortress, Festung Rosenberg.[3] The headquarters of German television and AV equipment manufacturer, Loewe, is located here.[4]

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Kronach is located at the southwestern edge of the Franconian Forest. The rivers Haßlach, Kronach and Rodach unite in Kronach.

Town districtsEdit

Kronach is divided into the following districts:

HistoryEdit

Kronach was first mentioned in 1003 as urbs crana.[5] The city celebrated its millennial anniversary in 2003. [6]

In 1634 during the Thirty Years' War the town was successfully defended against a German Swedish army with the help of the townswomen.[7]

During the First World War, the town was the site of an officers' prisoner of war camp.

SightsEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Kronach is twinned with:[8]

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.
  3. ^ "Festung Rosenberg, Kronach". www.kronach.de. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  4. ^ "Investor consortium to rescue high-end TV maker Loewe". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ Geschichte des Landkreises (in German). Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Town History of Kronach". (in German). Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ Women's History Is Writ (sic!) Large in Bavarian Town, dw-world.de. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Partner- & Partnerschaften". kronach.de (in German). Kronach. Retrieved 2021-05-03.

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