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Bayreuth
Bavaria bt.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the district of Bayreuth
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Region Oberfranken-Ost
District seat Bayreuth
Area 1273 km²
Population 109,200 (2001)
Pop. density 86 /km²
Licence plate code BT
Web page landkreis-bayreuth.de

Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds, but does not include the city of Bayreuth. The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kulmbach, Hof, Wunsiedel, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt/Waldnaab, Amberg-Sulzbach, Nürnberger Land, Forchheim and Bamberg.

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History

The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bayreuth and Pegnitz, adding the town Gefrees of the former district of Münchberg and the town of Speichersdorf of the former district of Kemnath.

Geography

The sources of the White Main and the Red Main are both located in the district. The Red Main rises in the very south in the hills of the Frankish Alb, the White Main has its source in the Fichtelgebirge mountains in the east. Both rivers run to the northwest, but do not meet within the district's borders.

The valley of the Red Main separates the two major geographical regions of the district from each other: the hilly countryside of the Frankish Alb and the much higher Fichtelgebirge.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The arms display the heraldic eagle of the Hohenzollern dynasty together with the white and blue pattern of Bavaria.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berneck
  2. Betzenstein
  3. Creußen
  4. Gefrees
  5. Goldkronach
  6. Hollfeld
  7. Pegnitz
  8. Pottenstein
  9. Waischenfeld
  1. Ahorntal
  2. Aufseß
  3. Bindlach
  4. Bischofsgrün
  5. Eckersdorf
  6. Emtmannsberg
  7. Fichtelberg
  8. Gesees
  9. Glashütten
  10. Haag
  11. Heinersreuth
  12. Hummeltal
  1. Kirchenpingarten
  2. Mehlmeisel
  3. Mistelbach
  4. Mistelgau
  5. Plankenfels
  6. Plech
  7. Prebitz
  8. Schnabelwaid
  9. Seybothenreuth
  10. Speichersdorf
  11. Warmensteinach
  12. Weidenberg

Sights

Aufsess1.jpg Schloss Aufseß Aufseß
Freienfels bei Hollfeld.JPG Schloss Freienfels Hollfeld
Marienplatz Hollfeld 01.JPG Hollfeld Hollfeld
Pegnitz.jpg Pegnitz Pegnitz
Pottenstein-Burg1-Asio.JPG Burg Pottenstein Pottenstein
Teufelshoehle.jpg Teufelshöhle Pottenstein
Tüchersfeld.jpg Tüchersfeld Pottenstein
Waischenfeld-Burg1-Asio.JPG Burg Waischenfeld Waischenfeld
Wiesentfels Schloss.jpg Schloss Wiesentfels Hollfeld

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Coordinates: 49°55′N 11°30′E / 49.92°N 11.5°E / 49.92; 11.5

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