Ornbau is a walled town in the district of Ansbach, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Altmühl, 15 km southeast of Ansbach.

Ornbau
Ornbau with Altmühlbrücke
Ornbau with Altmühlbrücke
Coat of arms of Ornbau
Coat of arms
Location of Ornbau within Ansbach district
Ornbau in AN.svg
Ornbau is located in Germany
Ornbau
Ornbau
Ornbau is located in Bavaria
Ornbau
Ornbau
Coordinates: 49°10′40″N 10°39′20″E / 49.17778°N 10.65556°E / 49.17778; 10.65556Coordinates: 49°10′40″N 10°39′20″E / 49.17778°N 10.65556°E / 49.17778; 10.65556
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictAnsbach
Municipal assoc.Triesdorf
Subdivisions6 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHeinz Baum (CSU/Wählergruppe Eintracht)
Area
 • Total15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Elevation
419 m (1,375 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,626
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
91737
Dialling codes09826
Vehicle registrationAN
Websitewww.ornbau.de

Smallest town (Stadt) in BavariaEdit

Ornbau is the smallest (population) town in the German state of Bavaria. Its designation as a town dates back to medieval times because a wall and a moat surround the town.

Medieval townEdit

The wall and the cathedral church are approximately 1000 years old. The wall, the bridge, and the original steeple are still standing and in good condition. The town lies near the Roman town of Gunzenhausen. Gunzenhausen was an outpost on the Roman Limes Line, one of the largest structures ever constructed by mankind.

On the chimney of the "old schoolhouse" there are giant crane nests that have stood for centuries. They are a source of pride for the citizens of Ornbau.

German Mercedes-Benz Club rallyEdit

Every year, an estimated 500 classic Mercedes-Benz cars from throughout Germany, and Europe gather in Ornbau in the largest mercedesbenzclubs.de gathering of the year. Thousands attend annually.

ReferencesEdit

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