Feucht
Town hall
Location of Feucht within Nürnberger Land district
Feucht
Feucht
Feucht
Feucht
Coordinates: 49°22′32.63″N 11°12′46.75″E / 49.3757306°N 11.2129861°E / 49.3757306; 11.2129861Coordinates: 49°22′32.63″N 11°12′46.75″E / 49.3757306°N 11.2129861°E / 49.3757306; 11.2129861
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionMittelfranken
DistrictNürnberger Land
Subdivisions5 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Jörg Kotzur[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Elevation
358 m (1,175 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total14,003
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
90537
Dialling codes09128
Vehicle registrationLAU, ESB, HEB, N, PEG
Websitewww.feucht.de

Feucht is a market town and municipality southeast of Nuremberg in the district of Nürnberger Land in Bavaria, Germany. The name Feucht (German pronunciation: [fɔʏçt]) is derived from the Old High German noun "viuhtje" - "fichta", which is the spruce tree (vernacularly Féichdn). As of 31 December 2019, Feucht had a population of 14,050. Hermann Oberth (1894–1989), one of the early fathers of space travel, lived for many years and died in Feucht.

History

Since the Middle Ages Feucht has been a centre for beekeeping and honey production referred to as Zeidlerei. Lebkuchen, the famous gingerbread of Nuremberg, is based on honey from Feucht.

Points of interest

Culture

Business

The biggest industrial businesses in Feucht are Excella (pharma), ATOTECH, (Electronic) and Fella (agricultural forage harvesting machinery).

Recreation

Feucht is home to a couple of small lakes. Its location near the Imperial Woods makes it a popular destination for hiking, cycling and outdoor recreation.

Transport

Feucht has numerous bus stops throughout the town and is serviced by VGN/VAG busline with direct service to Nuremberg.

Feucht is located on the Autobahn A9 (motorway / interstate) and the Federal Highway B8.

Feucht has a station on the Nuremberg–Regensburg line and is served by both RB regional trains and Nuremberg S-Bahn trains.

References

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.