Lichtenfels, Bavaria

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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Lichtenfels
Location of Lichtenfels within Lichtenfels district
Lichtenfels in LIF.svg
Lichtenfels is located in Germany
Lichtenfels is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 50°08′N 11°02′E / 50.133°N 11.033°E / 50.133; 11.033Coordinates: 50°08′N 11°02′E / 50.133°N 11.033°E / 50.133; 11.033
Admin. regionOberfranken
 • Mayor (2020–26) Andreas Hügerich[1] (SPD)
 • Total122.27 km2 (47.21 sq mi)
271 m (889 ft)
 • Total20,071
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09571
Vehicle registrationLIF, STE

Lichtenfels is a town in the Upper Franconian region of Bavaria, Germany, the administrative seat of Lichtenfels district. It is mainly known as the German "Basket City".

Geography[change | change source]

It is on the upper path of the river Main, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of Coburg, and 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Bamberg. The hilly landscape is called Gottesgarten am Obermain ("God's garden on the upper Main"), referring to the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and Banz Abbey. The Maintal (valley of the Main) goes from East to West. The most important cities of the district are Burgkunstadt, Bad Staffelstein and the district city of Lichtenfels. The Rodach river, a tributary of the Main, runs through the area and reaches its greatest width in the northern part between Hochstadt am Main and Lichtenfels.

The district of Lichtenfels is in the western part of the government region (Regierungsbezirk) of Oberfranken (Upper Franconia). It is surrounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Coburg, Kronach, Kulmbach, Bayreuth and Bamberg.

The southern edge of the Main stretches up to the mountain range of the Franconian Jura (Fränkische Alb) below the Staffelberg close to Bad Staffelstein. The northern edge of the Main stretches up to the Itz-Baunach Highlands.

Administrative division[change | change source]

The town is divided into several districts:

Buch am Forst, Degendorf, Eichig, Gnellenroth, Hammer, Isling, Klosterlangheim, Kösten, Köttel, Krappenroth, Lahm, Mistelfeld, Mönchkröttendorf, Oberlangheim, Oberwallenstadt, Reundorf, Roth, Rothmannsthal, Schney, Schönsreuth, Seehof, Seubelsdorf, Stetten, Stöcken, Tiefenroth, Trieb, Unterwallenstadt und Weingarten.

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Lichtenfels is twinned with:[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. "Unsere Partnerstädte". (in German). Lichtenfels. Retrieved 2021-02-18.