Weißenstadt is a town in the district of Wunsiedel, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the shore of the picturesque Weißenstadter See (Weissenstadt Lake), in the Fichtelgebirge Mountains, on the river Eger, 11 km northwest of Wunsiedel. The town got its name "White City" from the landmark church, once white now weathered dark grey.

Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt (2005)
Weißenstadt (2005)
Coat of arms of Weißenstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Weißenstadt within Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge district
Weißenstadt in WUN.svg
Weißenstadt is located in Germany
Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt is located in Bavaria
Weißenstadt
Weißenstadt
Coordinates: 50°6′03″N 11°53′05″E / 50.10083°N 11.88472°E / 50.10083; 11.88472Coordinates: 50°6′03″N 11°53′05″E / 50.10083°N 11.88472°E / 50.10083; 11.88472
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictWunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
Government
 • MayorFrank Dreyer (SPD)
Area
 • Total42.23 km2 (16.31 sq mi)
Elevation
630 m (2,070 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,113
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95163
Dialling codes09253
Vehicle registrationWUN
Websitewww.weissenstadt.de

GeographyEdit

The town nestles in the valley of the Eger between the mountains of Waldstein and Rudolfstein and the pass of Höllpass on the plateau of the Fichtelgebirge.

VillagesEdit

The borough of Weißenstadt incorporates the town itself and a number of villages:

  • Birk
  • Franken
  • Frohnlohe
  • Grub
  • Grubbach
  • Hühnerhöfen
  • Lehsten
  • Meierhof
  • Neuenhammer
  • Ruppertsgrün
  • Schönlind

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Heinrich Schneider (1905-1985), writer
  • Peter Beauvais (1916–1986), actor and director
  • Horst Hüttel (* 1968), ski jumping trainer

Personalities who have worked on the groundEdit

  • Erhard Ackermann (1813-1880), the founder of the industrial granite refinement in Germany

ReferencesEdit

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