Langenzenn is a town in the district of Fürth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 15 km west of Fürth. The town lies on the river Zenn and has a population of 10.339 people (31. December 2012).

Langenzenn
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Coat of arms of Langenzenn
Coat of arms
Location of Langenzenn within Fürth district
Langenzenn in FÜ.svg
Langenzenn is located in Germany
Langenzenn
Langenzenn
Langenzenn is located in Bavaria
Langenzenn
Langenzenn
Coordinates: 49°29′40″N 10°47′41″E / 49.49444°N 10.79472°E / 49.49444; 10.79472Coordinates: 49°29′40″N 10°47′41″E / 49.49444°N 10.79472°E / 49.49444; 10.79472
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictFürth
Subdivisions23 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorJürgen Habel (CSU)
Area
 • Total46.31 km2 (17.88 sq mi)
Elevation
313 m (1,027 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,665
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
90579
Dialling codes09101
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.langenzenn.de
Langenzenn around 1800

GeographyEdit

It belongs to the district of Fürth near Nürnberg and lies in the Rangau.

Neighbouring Towns:

HistoryEdit

First possible historic mention in 903 by king Ludwig IV as "Zenna". It is not proven, that "Zenna" means Langenzenn here or the abandoned village "Zennhausen" near Neuhof an der Zenn.

The first evident mention is in 954 when King Otto I. held an important meeting with the German nobles in Langenzenn to reunite them.

Langenzenn got the rights and privileges of a town in 1360. Around that time the Halsgericht moved from Cadolzburg to Langenzenn. Thus, the town got the full jurisdiction. The last execution was carried out in 1763. 1361 it got the right to produce money by king Karl IV.

A big fire in 1720 destroyed the town hall. A new town hall was built, which is still extant.

Development of populationEdit

Year Population
1809 1659
1855 1906
1900 1953
1910 2003
1920 1933
1930 2186
1939 2816
1945 2840
1950 4277
1960 4817
1970 5337
1987 8280
2004 10700

CultureEdit

 
Inner church.

Langenzenn has a theater where the Klosterhofspiele Langenzenn are performed every summer. Another ensemble with more tradition is the Hans-Sachs-Spielgruppe. Both act in the courtyard of the medieval monastery, which was built in 1409. The gothic evangelian church exists since 1369. Langenzenn still has remains of the city wall. In 2005 and 2006 the Prinzregentenplatz, the medieval market place of the town was remodeled.

KlosterhofspieleEdit

Since a lot of years the Klosterhofspiele are a part of Langenzenn culture. The chairman is Roland Schönfelder. They staged for example Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (2001) and Le Malade imaginaire (1990) by Molière, Twelfth Night (1989), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2004), and The Taming of the Shrew (2002) by Shakespeare, and Lysistrata (2003) by Aristophanes.[2]

Hans-Sachs-SpielgruppeEdit

The ensemble was founded in 1963.[3] The chairman is Klaus Roscher.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Langenzenn lies on the Südwesttangente, so it is connected very well to Fürth/Nürnberg. The railway Zenngrundbahn was built in 1872.It consorts from Fürth to Markt Erlbach and back every hour. Langenzenn has 3 stations: Langenzenn main railway station, Hardhof and Laubendorf.

Public InstitutionsEdit

 
Local museum today.
 
Alte Post.

Since 1977 Langenzenn has an indoor pool. The local museum opened in 1957. In 1382 a hospital was built. The oldest part existing today is from 1536. In 2007 the hospital was closed.

The youth center Alte Post was founded in 1977 and is the oldest youth center in the area. The public library was founded in 1903,restored in 1983 and has ca. 22000 books.

EducationEdit

Langenzenn has a school system since 1439. Since 1967 it has an elementary and a Mittelschule which is similar to the secondary modern school. 1984 the Wolfang Borchert Gymnasium was founded in Langenzenn, which has room for 1150 school children. There is also a Realschule. Langenzenn has also 4 kindergartens.

Residing companiesEdit

Bricks have been produced in Langenzenn since the 16th century. After World War II only 2 companies still produce bricks: The Koramic Dachprodukte GmbH & Co. KG,belonging to the Wienerberger Gruppe,and the Walther Dachziegel GmbH.

The steel- and materialtrader Heine + Beisswenger has business premises between Langenzenn and Burggrafenhof.

The packingproducer ElringKlinger AG exports his make to many automobile companies.

The ELIA Tuning und Design AG is a Renault, Nissan and Dacia tuning company.

Langenzenn has several industrial areas, with many smaller companies being located there.

MediaEdit

The Langenzenner Zeitung is published every month.

SportEdit

Langenzenn's main sports club is the TSV 1894 Langenzenn supporting several sports, but mainly soccer.

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

Other personalities associated with the cityEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Website of Klosterhofspiele Langenzenn
  3. ^ Vereinschronik Archived 2008-10-30 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit