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Hilpoltstein

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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Middle Franconia
Elevation  380 m (1,250 ft)
Area  91.42 km²
Local time  Saturday 9:07 PM
Dialling code  09174
State  Bavaria
District  Roth
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Population  13,226 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  91161
Administrative region  Middle Franconia
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Weather  4°C, Wind E at 3 km/h, 73% Humidity

Hilpoltstein is a town in the district of Roth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 10 km southeast of Roth bei Nürnberg and 30 km south of Nuremberg, close to the lake 'Rothsee.

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Map of 91161 Hilpoltstein, Germany

History

  • Origins of the castle and the town date back to the 10th century.
  • Town privileges were granted in 1354.
  • 1799 Hilpoltstein becomes part of Bavaria
  • Sights

  • Rathaus (Town Hall)
  • Accessible Tower of the Remains of the early medieval Castle
  • Remains of The Town Wall
  • Stadtpfarrkirche St. Johannes (Town's Parish Church)
  • Jahrsdorfer House
  • Guest House 'Schwarzes Ross' with historic Brewery and museum on handcrafts and town history
  • Personalities

  • Johann Christoph Sturm, astronomer and mathematician
  • Annual Events

  • Spring Concert of the town's brass band (April)
  • Medieval festival with knights tournament (May)
  • Challenge Roth: Worlds largest ultra-distance triathlon (July)
  • Burgfest - Popular folk fair with medieval pageant, flea market in the old town, beer tent, fireworks (1st weekend of August)
  • Kite festival (last weekend of September)
  • Christmas Market (1st weekend of the Advent)
  • References

    Hilpoltstein Wikipedia


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