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.

Sulzbach-Rosenberg
View of Sulzbach from Annaberg
View of Sulzbach from Annaberg
Coat of arms of Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Location of Sulzbach-Rosenberg within Amberg-Sulzbach district
Sulzbach-Rosenberg in AS.svg
Sulzbach-Rosenberg is located in Germany
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
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
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total19,252
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92237
Dialling codes09661
Vehicle registrationAS, BUL, ESB, NAB, SUL
Websitewww.sulzbach-rosenberg.de

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.

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