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Weißenburg Overview

Weißenburg in Bayern (formerly also Weißenburg im Nordgau) is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. Its population is 17,731 (2005).

Weißenburg is located in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Mittelfranken. Large cities in the area are Ingolstadt (Ingolstadt vacation rentals | Ingolstadt travel guide) (55.5 km), Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide) (61.7 km), Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide) (85 km), Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) (134.6 km) and Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) (150.4 km).

Things to See in Weißenburg

Ellinger Tor

Wülzburg

Stadtbücherei Weißenburg

Kath Weißenburg Public Library

Musuems

  • Pharmacy Museum in the Unicorn Pharmacy (Rose Street)
  • Brewery Museum Brewery Schneider (At Wied)
  • Römermuseum with significant Weißenburger Roman treasure (Martin-Luther-Platz)
  • Reichsstadtmuseum
  • Limes Bayrisches Information (in Römermuseum Weißenburg)

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More about the History of Weissenburg

The history of Weißenburg is generally traced back to the Roman fort that was built in the area towards the end of the first century. The settlement lay on the border of the Roman Empire and on the Tabula Peutingeriana from the 4th century it had the name Biriciana. Germanic tribes destroyed the fort and settled in what is still the city center. The first mention of the name Weißenburg is in a deed dating from 867. The city became the seat of a royal residence during the reign of the Franks and according to legend, Charlemagne stayed there to supervise the construction of Fossa Carolina. The city became an Imperial Free City in 1296 and continued to grow until the Reformation. Following the example of Nuremberg the city joined the Protestant side but it suffered heavily in the ensuing wars. However, the rights of the city were restored in the final peace treaty and some growth resumed.

The many stages in the history of Weißenburg can still be seen today. There are many ruins from the Roman times. One of the finest is the remains of a Roman bath was excavated in 1977 and has been turned into a museum. The city wall from the Middle Ages has survived almost intact with its towers and in the Gothic Town Hall the city's elected members have held their meetings from 1476.

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Weißenburg in Bayern (formerly also Weißenburg im Nordgau) is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. Its population is 17,731 (2005).

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