Altdorf bei Nürnberg

Altdorf bei Nürnberg (/ˈɑːltdɔːrf/,[citation needed] German: [ˈʔaltdɔʁf baɪ ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in south-eastern Germany. It is situated 25 km east of Nuremberg, in the district Nürnberger Land. Its name literally means “Altdorf near Nuremberg”, to distinguish it from other Altdorfs.

Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coat of arms
Location of Altdorf bei Nürnberg within Nürnberger Land district
Altdorf bei Nürnberg in LAU.svg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg is located in Germany
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg is located in Bavaria
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Altdorf bei Nürnberg
Coordinates: 49°23′15″N 11°21′25″E / 49.38750°N 11.35694°E / 49.38750; 11.35694Coordinates: 49°23′15″N 11°21′25″E / 49.38750°N 11.35694°E / 49.38750; 11.35694
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Subdivisions25 Stadtteile
 • MayorErich Odörfer (CSU)
 • Total46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
444 m (1,457 ft)
 • Total15,276
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09187
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG


Altdorf is first mentioned in 1129. In 1504 the town was conquered by the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg. In the 16th century, the city government of Nuremberg founded an academy in Altdorf, which became a university in 1622. The university lasted until 1809. Among the alumni of the University of Altdorf were the soldier Albrecht von Wallenstein and the philosopher and scientist Gottfried Leibniz.


Even though the times of its once famous university have long passed, Altdorf is the seat of several educational institutions. It is also the home of a number of mid-scale industrial enterprises.


Altdorf's chief monuments are the church of St. Laurentius, the city hall and the Wichernhaus, which once housed the university. Altdorf also boasts some impressive remnants of its fortifications.

International relationsEdit

Altdorf bei Nürnberg is twinned with:



Sons and daughters of the townEdit

Konrad Mannert

Personalities who worked in the townEdit


  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2016-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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