Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Sulzbach-Rosenberg (Northern Bavarian: Suizboch-Rosnberg) is a municipality in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km northwest of Amberg, and 50 km east of Nuremberg. The town consists of two parts: Sulzbach in the west, and Rosenberg in the east.

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Old Town of Sulzbach
Old Town of Sulzbach
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Coat of arms of Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Location of Sulzbach-Rosenberg within Amberg-Sulzbach district
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Sulzbach-Rosenberg is located in Germany
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Sulzbach-Rosenberg is located in Bavaria
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°45′E / 49.500°N 11.750°E / 49.500; 11.750Coordinates: 49°30′N 11°45′E / 49.500°N 11.750°E / 49.500; 11.750
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictAmberg-Sulzbach
Government
 • Mayor (2018–24) Michael Göth[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total53.19 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
Highest elevation
567 m (1,860 ft)
Lowest elevation
388 m (1,273 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total19,094
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92237
Dialling codes09661
Vehicle registrationAS, BUL, ESB, NAB, SUL
Websitehttps://www.suro.city/

Archeological evidence tells that Sulzbach was an important centre from the 8th century on. Sulzbach castle was founded during the early 8th century, probably by the late-Merovingian/early-Carolingian kingdom.

The castle was the residence of the powerful counts of the Nordgau (9th–10th century), the important counts of Sulzbach (c. 1003 – 1188) — one of whose daughters, Bertha of Sulzbach became the Empress of Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus — and later of the counts of Hirschberg (1188–1305), the counts of Wittelsbach (1305–1354, 1373–1504), emperor Karl IV (1354–1373), the palatine-dukes of Neuburg and of the dukes of Palatinate-Sulzbach (17th–18th century) of the House of Wittelsbach.


Since 2005, Sulzbach has hosted the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival (known as the InterHarmony International Music Festival in other locations). It is one of several locations that hosts the InterHarmony international Music Festival, first conceptualized in 1997.[3]

DistrictsEdit

Etzmannshof Kauerhof Niederricht Siebeneichen
Forsthof Kempfenhof Obersdorf Stephansricht
Gallmünz Kleinfalz Prangershof Stifterslohe
Großalbershof Kropfersricht Prohof Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Großenfalz Kummerthal Rummersricht Untermainshof
Grottenhof Lindhof See Unterschwaig
Grund Lobenhof Seidersberg

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. ^ "InterHarmony International Music Festival | Our History". www.interharmony.com. Retrieved 2022-11-06.