Heilsbronn is a town in the Ansbach district of the Mittelfranken administrative region of Franconia, in the German state of Bavaria between Nuremberg and Ansbach, in the wooded valley of the Rangau. Its hallmark is the Katharinenturm, a medieval tower.

Heilsbronn
Coat of arms of Heilsbronn
Coat of arms
Location of Heilsbronn within Ansbach district
Heilsbronn in AN.svg
Heilsbronn is located in Germany
Heilsbronn
Heilsbronn
Heilsbronn is located in Bavaria
Heilsbronn
Heilsbronn
Coordinates: 49°19′N 10°48′E / 49.317°N 10.800°E / 49.317; 10.800Coordinates: 49°19′N 10°48′E / 49.317°N 10.800°E / 49.317; 10.800
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictAnsbach
Subdivisions18 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorJürgen Pfeiffer
Area
 • Total62.23 km2 (24.03 sq mi)
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,670
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91560
Dialling codes09872
Vehicle registrationAN
Websitewww.heilsbronn.de

Heilsbronn AbbeyEdit

In the Middle Ages it was the seat of one of the great monasteries of Germany, with possessions around Franconia as far as Regensburg and in Württemberg. It was founded in 1132 and continued to exist till 1555. Its sepulchral monuments, many of which are figured by Hocker, Heilsbronnischer Antiquitätenschatz (Ansbach, 1731-1740), are of exceptionally high artistic interest. It was the hereditary burial-place of the Hohenzollern family and ten burgraves of Nuremberg, five margraves and three electors of Brandenburg, and many other persons of note are buried within its walls.

The Monk of Heilsbronn is the ordinary appellation of a didactic poet of the 14th century, whose Sieben Graden, Tochter Syon and Leben des heiligen Alexius were published by J. F. L. T. Merzdorf at Berlin in 1870.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.