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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
Location of Pegnitz
Pegnitz is located in Germany
Pegnitz
Pegnitz
Pegnitz is located in Bavaria
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
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictBayreuth
Government
 • MayorUwe Raab (SPD)
Area
 • Total100.03 km2 (38.62 sq mi)
Elevation
422 m (1,385 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,290
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91257
Dialling codes09241
Vehicle registrationBT, EBS, ESB, KEM, MÜB, PEG
Websitewww.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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.