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Lichtenberg, Bavaria

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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Oberfranken
Municipal assoc.  Lichtenberg
Area  9.47 km²
Population  1,107 (31 Dec 2008)
Dialling code  09288
State  Bavaria
District  Hof
Elevation  564 m (1,850 ft)
Postal code  95192
Local time  Friday 7:14 AM
Administrative region  Upper Franconia
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Weather  3°C, Wind SW at 14 km/h, 72% Humidity

Lichtenberg is a town in northeastern Bavaria, lying in the district of Hof in Upper Franconia.

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Map of 95192 Lichtenberg, Germany

It lies on a hill above the valley of the river Selbitz, in the Frankenwald nature park.

History

The town's origins reach back to the 9th century. New and expanded buildings were built and occupied by the dukes of Meranien in the 12th century. The counts of Orlamünde inherited the town in 1248. First mention of the town and its recognition as an independent municipality came in 1337.

During the Cold War division of Germany (1945–1990), Lichtenberg lay only a kilometer from the inner German border, on the western side.

Medieval fair

Each September, the Friends of Lichtenberg Castle hold a festival in the ruins of the castle.

Haus Marteau

In association with the government of Upper Franconia, Lichtenberg is the location of Haus Marteau (Internationale Musikbegegnungsstätte Haus Marteau), an international music center named after the famous violinist and former resident Henri Marteau. The center offers musical courses and master classes in several subjects all year. Every three years, the International Violin Competition Henri Marteau takes place at Haus Marteau and at the Freiheitshalle in Hof.

References

Lichtenberg, Bavaria Wikipedia


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