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Pegnitz is a town in the Bayreuth district in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants. It is also the source of the river Pegnitz. The city Bayreuth is about 27 km to the north.

Pegnitz
Coat of arms of Pegnitz
Coat of arms
Pegnitz  is located in Germany
Pegnitz
Pegnitz
Coordinates: 49°45′23″N 11°32′42″E / 49.75639°N 11.54500°E / 49.75639; 11.54500Coordinates: 49°45′23″N 11°32′42″E / 49.75639°N 11.54500°E / 49.75639; 11.54500
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Bayreuth
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Raab (SPD)
Area
 • Total 100.03 km2 (38.62 sq mi)
Elevation 422 m (1,385 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,356
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91257
Dialling codes 09241
Vehicle registration BT, EBS, ESB, KEM, MÜB, PEG
Website www.pegnitz.de
Old town hall

The villages (Ortsteile) in Pegnitz are:

  • Bodendorf
  • Bronn
  • Buchau
  • Büchenbach
  • Hainbronn
  • Hammerbühl
  • Hedelmühle
  • Heroldsreuth
  • Herrenmühle
  • Horlach
  • Hufeisen
  • Kaltenthal
  • Kleinkrausmühle
  • Körbeldorf
  • Kosbrunn
  • Kotzenhammer
  • Langenreuth
  • Leups
  • Lobensteig
  • Lüglas
  • Nemschenreuth
  • Neudorf
  • Neuhof
  • Penzenreuth
  • Pertenhof
  • Reisach
  • Stein
  • Stemmenreuth
  • Trockau
  • Troschenreuth
  • Vestenmühle
  • Weidelwangermühle
  • Weidmannshöhe
  • Willenberg
  • Willenreuth
  • Zips

Annual events are the Christmas market, the Open-Air Rock Festival Waldstock, and above all, the seasonal strong-beer festival called Flinderer.

Pegnitz, with St. Bartholomäus on the left and castle hill in the background.
The 1923 observation tower

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