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Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Old Town Hall
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Palatinate
District Urban district
Founded
First mentioned
Government
 • Lord Mayor Kurt Seggewiß (SPD)
Area
 • Total 68.50 km2 (26.45 sq mi)
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,961
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92637
Dialling codes 0961
Vehicle registration WEN
Website www.weiden-oberpfalz.de

Weiden in der Oberpfalz (short name: Weiden i.d.OPf.) is a district-free city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located 100 km east of Nuremberg and 35 km west of the Czech border. A branch of the German Army is located here. Weiden is also known as the Max Reger Stadt (City of Max Reger).

History[]

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.

Districts[]

  • 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 Oberpfalz[]

  • 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 sights[]

Historical buildings[]

  • 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 1539–1545 by Hans Nopl.
  • Stadtpfarrkirche St. Michael. A Protestant church been 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.

Museums[]

  • 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 a composer Max Reger, that lived and studied in Weiden.

Twinnings[]

  • France Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, since 1962
  • Italy Macerata, Italy, since 1963
  • Austria Weiden am See, Austria, since 1990
  • Germany Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany, since 1990
  • Czech Republic Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic, since 2008

Geography[]

Climate[]

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)
12.7
(54.8)
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)
3.2
(37.8)
Precipitation cm (inches) 5
(2)
4
(1.5)
4
(1.6)
5
(2)
6
(2.4)
7
(2.6)
9
(3.5)
8
(3)
6
(2.3)
5
(1.9)
5
(1.8)
6
(2.2)
68
(26.8)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Notes[]

External links[]

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