Sulzbach-Rosenberg is a municipality in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km northwest of Amberg, and 50 km east of Nuremberg. The town consists of two parts: Sulzbach in the west, and Rosenberg in the east.
View of Sulzbach from Annaberg
|• Mayor||Michael Göth (SPD)|
|• Total||53.19 km2 (20.54 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||567 m (1,860 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||388 m (1,273 ft)|
|• Density||360/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||AS, BUL, ESB, NAB, SUL|
Archeological evidence tells that Sulzbach was an important centre from the 8th century on. Sulzbach castle was founded during the early 8th century, probably by the late-Merovingian/early-Carolingian kingdom.
The castle was the residence of the powerful counts of the Nordgau (9th–10th century), the important counts of Sulzbach (c. 1003 – 1188) — one of whose daughters, Bertha of Sulzbach became the Empress of Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus — and later of the counts of Hirschberg (1188–1305), the counts of Wittelsbach (1305–1354, 1373–1504), emperor Karl IV (1354–1373), the palatine-dukes of Neuburg and of the dukes of Palatinate-Sulzbach (17th–18th century) of the House of Wittelsbach.
- Gertrude of Sulzbach (* around 1110 in Sulzbach; † 14. April 1146 in Hersfeld), Empress of Germany and second wife of Emperor Konrad III., Sister of Bertha von Sulzbach. The Holy Roman Empire of German Nations elected an Emperor
- Bertha of Sulzbach
- Charles Diebold, a German-American locksmith and founder of Diebold
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