Laaber is a municipality in the district of Regensburg in Bavaria in Germany. It lies on the River Schwarze Laber (note the spelling difference).

Laaber
Laaber Castle ruins
Laaber Castle ruins
Coat of arms of Laaber
Coat of arms
Location of Laaber within Regensburg district
Laaber in R.svg
Laaber is located in Germany
Laaber
Laaber
Laaber is located in Bavaria
Laaber
Laaber
Coordinates: 49°03′55″N 11°53′10″E / 49.06528°N 11.88611°E / 49.06528; 11.88611Coordinates: 49°03′55″N 11°53′10″E / 49.06528°N 11.88611°E / 49.06528; 11.88611
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictRegensburg
Municipal assoc.Laaber
Subdivisions32 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHans Schmid (CSU)
Area
 • Total28.78 km2 (11.11 sq mi)
Elevation
402 m (1,319 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,324
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
93164
Dialling codes09498
Vehicle registrationR
Websitewww.markt-laaber.de

The now-ruined medieval castle on the hill above the town centre was once the seat of the Lords of Laber, who were influential in the 14th and 15th centuries. Hadamar II of Laber was mayor of Regensburg in 1334, and Ulrich of Laber was mayor of Nuremberg in 1366. The dynasty had some importance as patrons of cultural activities. They contributed financially to the construction of the Scots Monastery in Regensburg, and are recorded as being enthusiastic supporters of jousting events. Hadamar III was a courtly poet (Minnesänger), famous particularly for his poem "Die Jagd" ('the hunt'). The Lords of Laber also owned the castle at Wolfsegg. The House of Laber died out in 1475, with the death of Hadamar VII.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2021.