Leutershausen is a municipality in the district of Ansbach, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Altmühl, 12 km west of Ansbach.

Leutershausen
Leutershausen, market place with the historic town gate
Leutershausen, market place with the historic town gate
Coat of arms of Leutershausen
Coat of arms
Location of Leutershausen within Ansbach district
Leutershausen in AN.svg
Leutershausen is located in Germany
Leutershausen
Leutershausen
Leutershausen is located in Bavaria
Leutershausen
Leutershausen
Coordinates: 49°17′N 10°25′E / 49.283°N 10.417°E / 49.283; 10.417Coordinates: 49°17′N 10°25′E / 49.283°N 10.417°E / 49.283; 10.417
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictAnsbach
Subdivisions49 Ortschaften
Government
 • MayorSandra Bonnemeier (without party affiliation)
Area
 • Total84.11 km2 (32.48 sq mi)
Elevation
426 m (1,398 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,615
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91578
Dialling codes09823
Vehicle registrationAN
Websitewww.leutershausen.de

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HistoryEdit

Leutershausen was probably founded by Frankish settlers around 800. For the first time it is referred to in a privilege of Emperor Otto III as "Liuthereshusunin" in 1000.

On the 19th of April, 1945, the village was almost completely destroyed by Allied fighter-bombers (Veeh, 'Kriegsfurie', pp. 452, 457-461; Woller, 'Gesellschaft und Politik in der amerikanischen Besatzungszone: Die Region Ansbach und Fürth', pp. 55-56)

SportEdit

Leutershausen has a sportsclub, called TV 1862 Leutershausen. As said in the name it was founded in 1862 and has since organised sport events at the local stadium and provides training in seven different disciplines, the biggest being football and athletics. Furthermore, there are table tennis, tennis, gymnastics, triathlon and ball game departments. In June 2012 there was a big celebration weekend due to the 150th anniversary of the TV Leutershausen including the traditional Maikränzchen athletics competition and Public Viewing of the 2012 Euros. The Heinrich Beck Halle, which seats 1,200, is an arena primarily used for team handball.

SightsEdit

  • St. Peter's Church
  • Historic citywall
  • Historic County Court Building
  • Gustave Whitehead Museum
  • Gustave Whitehead Memorial
  • Museum of local history
  • Leutershausen has restored one of its pre-war synagogues.
 
County Court Building

International relationsEdit

Since 2000 Leutershausen is twinned with the Hungarian town of Szendrö.

Famous peopleEdit

 
Gustave Whitehead Memorial

ReferencesEdit

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

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