Wemding is a town in the Donau-Ries district of Bavaria, Germany. Wemding is situated on the edge of the Ries meteorite crater in the Geopark Ries.

Wemding
Historical market square
Historical market square
Coat of arms of Wemding
Coat of arms
Location of Wemding within Donau-Ries district
Wemding in DON.svg
Wemding is located in Germany
Wemding
Wemding
Wemding is located in Bavaria
Wemding
Wemding
Coordinates: 48°52′N 10°43′E / 48.867°N 10.717°E / 48.867; 10.717Coordinates: 48°52′N 10°43′E / 48.867°N 10.717°E / 48.867; 10.717
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictDonau-Ries
Government
 • MayorDr. Martin Drexler (CSU)
Area
 • Total31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Elevation
463 m (1,519 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,802
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
86650
Dialling codes09092
Vehicle registrationDON
Websitewww.wemding.de

Wemding is the location of the Zeitpyramide (Time pyramid), a public art work begun in 1993 and scheduled to be completed in 3183.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566), born in Wemding, physician and botanist. The botanical genus Fuchsia is named in his honour.
  • Veit Amerbach, also Vitus Amerpachius, (1503–1557), born in Wemding, was a theologian, scholar and humanist.
  • Luitgard Im (1930–1997), born and died in Wemding, theater and film actress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Conception, the official Zeitpyramide website, accessed: 14 December 2010