Lauf an der Pegnitz (Northern Bavarian: Lauf an da Pegnitz) is a town to the East of Nuremberg, Germany. It is the capital of the district Nürnberger Land, in Bavaria. It is in the valley of the River Pegnitz, which flows through the town.

Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Old town hall and the market square
Old town hall and the market square
Coat of arms of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Lauf a.d.Pegnitz within Nürnberger Land district
Lauf an der Pegnitz in LAU.svg
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz is located in Germany
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz is located in Bavaria
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Lauf a.d.Pegnitz
Coordinates: 49°30′37″N 11°16′38″E / 49.51028°N 11.27722°E / 49.51028; 11.27722Coordinates: 49°30′37″N 11°16′38″E / 49.51028°N 11.27722°E / 49.51028; 11.27722
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Subdivisions29 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorBenedikt Bisping (GRÜNE)
Area
 • Total59.80 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
Elevation
327 m (1,073 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total26,515
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91207
Dialling codes09123 (09126)
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG
Websitewww.lauf.de

In 2009, the municipality developed a climate protection plan which was supported by the German Ministry for the Environment.[2]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Hermann Roesler (1834-1894), economist
  • Martin Lauer (born 1937), athlete and Olympic medalist 1960 (4 × 100-meter relay), born in Cologne, lives in Lauf for decades
  • Martin Jellinghaus (1944), athlete and Olympic medalist 1968 (4 × 400-meter relay)
  • Marlene Mortler (born 1955), politician (CSU), Member of the Bundestag
  • Timo Rost (1978), football player
 
Lauf an der Pegnitz, View to the old town and Pegnitz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.lauf.de/index.php?goto=aktuelldetails&sid=7540&PHPSESSID=dd85b1d993daa2a6109d9cff95891dd1.