Historical town center of Kronach with the river Hasslach in the foreground.
|• Mayor||Wolfgang Beiergrößlein (FWG)|
|• Total||66.99 km2 (25.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||318 m (1,043 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Kronach is the birth town of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Maximilian von Welsch, as well as Johann Kaspar Zeuss and bishop Josef Stangl. The town is equipped with a nearly complete city-wall and Germany's biggest medieval fortress, Festung Rosenberg. The headquarters of German television and AV equipment manufacturer, Loewe, is located here.
Kronach is divided into the following districts:
Kronach was first mentioned in 1003 as urbs crana.
In 1634 during the Thirty Years' War the town was successfully defended against a German Swedish army with the help of the town women. During the First World War, it was the site of an Officers' Prisoner of War camp.
- Heunischenburg, a prehistoric hillfort nearby
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