Goldkronach is a town in the district of Bayreuth, in Bavaria, Germany.[2] It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 12 km northeast of Bayreuth.

Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Coat of arms of Goldkronach
Coat of arms
Location of Goldkronach within Bayreuth district
Goldkronach in BT.svg
Goldkronach is located in Germany
Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Goldkronach is located in Bavaria
Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictBayreuth
Subdivisions26 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHolger Bär (FW)
Area
 • Total30.68 km2 (11.85 sq mi)
Elevation
443 m (1,453 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,487
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95497
Dialling codes09273
Vehicle registrationBT
Websitewww.goldkronach.de
Town hall Goldkronach
Goldkronach
Goldkronach Market place

HistoryEdit

On 25 June 1836, at 22:15, residents awoke to a man yelling "Fire! Fire!". In almost 2 hours, almost half of the eastern part of the town was burnt down, including the parish church, the two schools, City Hall, 55 houses, and 16 outbuildings. 127 families were rendered homeless. Three years later, on 18 June 1839 midnight, another fire broke out in the market. Within two hours, 29 houses and 17 outbuildings in the south side of town were the victims of the fire.[3]

Population developmentEdit

  • 1961: 2945
  • 1970: 2935
  • 1987: 2903
  • 2000: 3598
  • 2010: 3606

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

 
Sigismund von Reitzenstein

Personalities who lived and worked in GoldkronachEdit

 
Alexander von Humboldt in 1843

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Translation of Goldkronach Info". Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  3. ^ "Translation of Goldkronach's History". Retrieved 2008-05-29.