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Popular Points of Interest in and near Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Town Archives/Town Museum and Max Reger Collection
The town gallery, the town archives, the town museum, and composer Max Reger's Collection are located in the Old Schoolhouse. This building served as Adalbert Lindner’s government flat as well. Lindner also gave piano lessons to Max Reger from 1884-1889.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.
International Ceramics Museum
In April 1990, the International Ceramics Museum opened as a branch of the
Neue Sammlung Museumin Munich. Ceramic objects from eight millennia of four collections of state museums in Munich, the Prehistoric State Library, the State Museum of Egyptian Art, and the Bavarian National Museum. Free admission.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 4:30pm.
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Weiden in der Oberpfalz Overview
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is a district-free city in Bavaria, Germany. Weiden is also known as Max Reger Stadt (City of Max Reger). Reger (1873 - 1916) was a well-known German composer who lived and studied in the city. A branch of the German Army's NCO Academy (Unteroffizierschule des Heeres) is located here.
Many hiking and outdoor activities are available in the nearby Upper Palatinate Forest ("Oberpfälzer Wald"), a mountain range on the European continent that is divided between Germany and the Czech Republic. The German side of the range is in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria and borders the Bavarian Forest.
Things to See in Weiden in der Oberpfalz
- 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.
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, who lived and studied in Weiden.
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More about the History of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
The town's name derives from the willow tree (Salix) and it does place in the pasture (s). In the local dialect is therefore not the city of willows, but d 'Wei'n. It comes from or goes into Wei'n d 'and not Wei'n pastures. In the year 1241 the city was the first time in a charter of King Konrad IV apud pastures as mentioned, but it is assumed that already in the year 1000 there was a settlement. At the intersection of two major commercial streets, the Golden Road in the east-west direction and at the Magdeburger Street from south to north, developed in the Oberpfalz Weiden soon as a trade and transshipment point. In 1531 had Weiden in der Oberpfalz already 2,200 inhabitants. Two city fires, the Thirty Years War and brought the plague of the city of setbacks, from which they differ only at the end of the 18th Jahrhunderts wieder erholte. Century recovered.
Der eigentliche Aufschwung der Stadt begann 1863, als Weiden an das Eisenbahnnetz angeschlossen wurde. The real boom in the city began 1863, when willows to the railway network has been connected. Mit der Ansiedlung bedeutender Glas- und Porzellanbetriebe wuchs die Einwohnerzahl, und um die Jahrhundertwende waren es bereits knapp 10.000 Einwohner. With the settlement of major glass and porcelain plants growing population, and around the turn of the century it had nearly 10,000 inhabitants.
Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs befand sich neben einer Kaserne der Wehrmacht im Westen der Stadt das Kriegsgefangenen- und Straflager Stalag XIIIB. During the Second World War there was a barracks next to the Wehrmacht in the west of the city and the prisoner of war camps Stalag XIII. Die zwischen 1940 und 1945 ums Leben gekommenen französischen und sowjetischen Kriegsgefangenen wurden in einer Grabanlage auf dem Stadtfriedhof an der Gabelsberger Straße begraben.  The 1940 to 1945 killed French and Soviet POWs were in a grave at the facility at the city cemetery Gabelsbergerstraße buried.
Zwischen 1945 und 1955 stieg die Einwohnerzahl durch den Zuzug von Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen auf über 40.000. Between 1945 and 1955 increased the population by the influx of refugees and displaced persons to over 40,000. Weiden hat diesen Zuwachs gehalten, die Wirtschaftskraft und Infrastruktur ausgebaut. Pastures has kept this increase, the economic strength and infrastructure. Seit den späten 1980er Jahren profitiert Weiden von der Deutschen Wiedervereinigung und der Öffnung der Grenze zu Tschechien durch die es aus seiner Randlage befreit wurde. Since the late 1980s benefited from the pastures German reunification and the opening of the border with the Czech Republic by its remoteness from it was liberated.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is a district-free city in Bavaria, Germany. Weiden is also known as Max Reger Stadt (City of Max Reger). Reger (1873 - 1916) was a well-known German composer who lived and studied in the city. Many hiking and outdoor activities are available in the Upper Palatinate Forest ("Oberpfälzer Wald").
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