Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E / 49.100°N 10.967°E / 49.100; 10.967
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Pleinfeld town hall
Pleinfeld town hall
Coat of arms of Pleinfeld
Location of Pleinfeld within Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
Pleinfeld is located in Germany
Pleinfeld is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°6′N 10°58′E / 49.100°N 10.967°E / 49.100; 10.967
Admin. regionMittelfranken
 • Mayor (2019–25) Stefan Frühwald[1] (CSU)
 • Total72.22 km2 (27.88 sq mi)
382 m (1,253 ft)
 • Total7,784
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09144
Vehicle registrationWUG

Pleinfeld is a Franconian municipality and market town in Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria. It is in the Metropolitan Area of Nuremberg and in the Franconian Lake District.

Geography[change | change source]

Pleinfeld is in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Middle Franconia. The municipal area borders on the neighbouring Bavarian district Roth. Neighbouring townships are Pfofeld, Ellingen, Ettenstatt, Höttingen, Absberg, Spalt, Heideck and Röttenbach. The landscape is hilly and forested.

Pleinfeld is on the rivers Swabian Rezat and Arbach, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Weißenburg in Bayern, and 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Nuremberg. Other rivers in the municipality area are Brombach river and Banzerbach river, both tributary of the Swabian Rezat. The town's altitude is about 382 metres (1,253 feet) above sea level. The highest point of the municipality is near Dorsbrunn, 505 m (1,657 ft) asl. Pleinfeld is the biggest town near the Großer Brombachsee, a lake in the Franconian Lake District. Pleinfeld is also next to the most northern part of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park.

Administrative subdivisions[change | change source]

Pleinfeld has 35 subdivisions:[3]

Twin towns and cities[change | change source]

Pleinfeld is twinned with:

Local Dialect[change | change source]

The local dialect of the region is East Franconian German, referred to in German as Fränkisch, with Pleinfeld being at the southern point of its extension. Traveling south, people speak Bavarian German and Alemannic German dialects.

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References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Pleinfeld at Wikimedia Commons