Hilpoltstein is a town in the district of Roth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 10 km southeast of Roth bei Nürnberg and 30 km south of Nuremberg, close to the lake 'Rothsee.

Hilpoltstein
Former residence of Johann Friedrich, Count Palatine of Sulzbach-Hilpoltstein and Church of Saint John the Baptist
Former residence of Johann Friedrich, Count Palatine of Sulzbach-Hilpoltstein and Church of Saint John the Baptist
Coat of arms of Hilpoltstein
Coat of arms
Location of Hilpoltstein within Roth district
Hilpoltstein in RH.svg
Hilpoltstein is located in Germany
Hilpoltstein
Hilpoltstein
Hilpoltstein is located in Bavaria
Hilpoltstein
Hilpoltstein
Coordinates: 49°11′N 11°11′E / 49.183°N 11.183°E / 49.183; 11.183Coordinates: 49°11′N 11°11′E / 49.183°N 11.183°E / 49.183; 11.183
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMiddle Franconia
DistrictRoth
Government
 • MayorMarkus Mahl (SPD)
Area
 • Total91.42 km2 (35.30 sq mi)
Elevation
380 m (1,250 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,624
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91161
Dialling codes09174
Vehicle registrationRH, HIP
Websitewww.hilpoltstein.de

HistoryEdit

  • Origins of the castle and the town date back to the 10th century.
  • Town privileges were granted in 1354.
  • 1799 Hilpoltstein becomes part of Bavaria

SightsEdit

  • Rathaus (Town Hall)
  • Accessible Tower of the Remains of the early medieval Castle
  • Remains of The Town Wall
  • Church of Saint John the Baptist (Town's Parish Church)
  • Jahrsdorfer House
  • Guest House 'Schwarzes Ross' with historic Brewery and museum on handcrafts and town history

Sons and daughters of the placeEdit

 
Johann Christoph Sturm

People who work or have worked on the groundEdit

  • Ludwig Elsbett (1913-2003), engineer and inventor of the Elsbett engine

Annual EventsEdit

  • Spring Concert of the town's brass band (April)
  • Medieval festival with knights tournament (May)
  • Challenge Roth: Worlds largest ultra-distance triathlon (July)
  • Burgfest - Popular folk fair with medieval pageant, flea market in the old town, beer tent, fireworks (1st weekend of August)
  • Kite festival (last weekend of September)
  • Christmas Market (1st weekend of the Advent)

ReferencesEdit

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

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