Weiden in der Oberpfalz (official name: Weiden i.d.OPf.; Northern Bavarian: Weidn in da Owapfalz) is a district-free city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located 100 km (62 mi) east of Nuremberg and 35 km (22 mi) west of the Czech border. A branch of the German Army is located here.

Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Coat of arms of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Coat of arms
Location of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is located in Germany
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is located in Bavaria
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Coordinates: 49°40′N 12°09′E / 49.667°N 12.150°E / 49.667; 12.150Coordinates: 49°40′N 12°09′E / 49.667°N 12.150°E / 49.667; 12.150
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorKurt Seggewiß (SPD)
Area
 • Total68.50 km2 (26.45 sq mi)
Elevation
397 m (1,302 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total42,520
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92637
Dialling codes0961
Vehicle registrationWEN
Websitewww.weiden.de

HistoryEdit

Weiden in der Oberpfalz was first mentioned in a document in 1241 as Weiden. It is assumed that the first settlements in Weiden are dated the year 1000. Located at the intersection of two major trading routes (Goldene Strasse and Magdeburger Strasse), Weiden soon became an important trading center with a population of 2,200 in 1531. An economic boom came along in 1863 when Weiden was connected to the railroad network. Some major companies of the glass and china industry settled in Weiden and the population increased.

DistrictsEdit

  • 01 Altstadt
  • 02 Scheibe
  • 03 Hammerweg
  • 04 Weiden-Ost II
  • 05 Weiden-Ost I
  • 06 Bahnhof-Moosbürg
  • 07 Fichtenbühl
  • 08 Stockerhut
  • 09 Lerchenfeld
  • 10 Weiden-West
  • 11 Rehbühl
  • 12 Mooslohe
  • 13 Neunkirchen
  • 14 Rothenstadt
  • 15 Weiden-Land

Incorporations into Weiden in der OberpfalzEdit

  • January 1, 1914, Moosbürg, district of Moosbürg, Ermersricht, Fichtenbühl, Leihstadtmühle
  • February 1, 1915, Tröglersricht and Zollhaus
  • July 1, 1972, Frauenricht, district of Frauenricht, Halmesricht, Latsch, Spitalöd
  • July 1, 1972, Muglhof, district of Muglhof, Matzlesrieth, Mitterhöll, Unterhöll, Oedentahl, Trauschendorf
  • July 1, 1972, Neunkirchen bei Weiden, district of Neunkirchen, Brandweiher, Wiesendorf
  • May 1, 1978, Rothenstadt, district of Rothenstadt, Maierhof, Mallersricht, Neubau Ullersricht
  • May 1, 1978, Moosöd

Main sightsEdit

Historical buildingsEdit

  • St. Josef. Catholic church, built 1899–1900, Neo Romanesque style with art nouveau interior.
  • Marktplatz, the market square stretched between Upper and Lower Gates with numerous renaissance buildings.
  • Altes Rathaus ("Old Town Hall"), built between 1539 and 1545 by Hans Nopl.
  • Stadtpfarrkirche St. Michael. A Protestant church, rebuilt several times. The church got its present baroque appearance from 1627, the tower from 1761.
  • Alte Stadtmauer, partially preserved old city walls from the 14th century.
  • St. Sebastian Kirche. Catholic chapel, built around 1480.

MuseumsEdit

  • International Ceramic Museum
  • City Museum - exhibits art, furniture and porcelain from the early 16th century to the 19th century. There is a room dedicated to composer Max Reger, that lived and studied in Weiden.

TwinningsEdit

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

This area is characterized by equable climates with few extremes of temperature and ample precipitation in all months. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate).[2]

Climate data for Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(36)
8
(47)
14
(57)
18
(65)
22
(71)
23
(74)
24
(75)
19
(66)
13
(56)
6
(42)
2
(36)
13
(55)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
3
(38)
8
(46)
12
(54)
16
(60)
17
(62)
17
(62)
13
(56)
8
(47)
3
(37)
0
(32)
8
(46)
Average low °C (°F) −4
(24)
−4
(25)
−2
(29)
2
(36)
6
(43)
9
(49)
11
(51)
10
(50)
8
(46)
3
(38)
1
(33)
−2
(29)
3
(38)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 5.1
(2)
3.8
(1.5)
4.1
(1.6)
5.1
(2)
6.1
(2.4)
6.6
(2.6)
8.9
(3.5)
7.6
(3)
5.8
(2.3)
4.8
(1.9)
4.6
(1.8)
5.6
(2.2)
68
(26.8)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Max Reger (1873–1916), composer and organist
  • Martin Gottfried Weiss (1905–1946), SS Commander of German concentration camps executed for war crimes
  • Erich Bäumler (1930-2003), Footballer - Eintracht Frankfurt [4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Weiden, Germany Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Eintracht Frankfurt - Archiv". www.eintracht-archiv.de. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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