Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Flag of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Coat of arms of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Location of Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is located in Germany
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is located in Bavaria
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Coordinates: 49°40′N 12°09′E / 49.667°N 12.150°E / 49.667; 12.150Coordinates: 49°40′N 12°09′E / 49.667°N 12.150°E / 49.667; 12.150
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord mayor (2020–26) Jens Meyer[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total68.50 km2 (26.45 sq mi)
Elevation
397 m (1,302 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total42,535
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92637
Dialling codes0961
Vehicle registrationWEN
Websitewww.weiden.de

Weiden in der Oberpfalz (official name: Weiden i.d.OPf.; Northern Bavarian: Weidn in da Owapfalz) is a district-free city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located 100 km (62 mi) east of Nuremberg and 35 km (22 mi) west of the Czech border. A branch of the German Army is located here.

History

Weiden in der Oberpfalz was first mentioned in a document in 1241 as Weiden. It is assumed that the first settlements in Weiden are dated the year 1000. Located at the intersection of two major trading routes (Goldene Strasse and Magdeburger Strasse), Weiden soon became an important trading center with a population of 2,200 in 1531. An economic boom came along in 1863 when Weiden was connected to the railroad network. Some major companies of the glass and china industry settled in Weiden and the population increased.

Districts

  1. Altstadt
  2. Scheibe
  3. Hammerweg
  4. Weiden-Ost II
  5. Weiden-Ost I
  6. Bahnhof-Moosbürg
  7. Fichtenbühl
  8. Stockerhut
  9. Lerchenfeld
  10. Weiden-West
  11. Rehbühl
  12. Mooslohe
  13. Neunkirchen
  14. Rothenstadt
  15. Weiden-Land

Incorporations into Weiden in der Oberpfalz

Main sights

Historical buildings

Museums

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Weiden in der Oberpfalz is twinned with:[3]

Geography

Climate

This area is characterized by equable climates with few extremes of temperature and ample precipitation in all months. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate).[4]

Climate data for Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(36)
8
(47)
14
(57)
18
(65)
22
(71)
23
(74)
24
(75)
19
(66)
13
(56)
6
(42)
2
(36)
13
(55)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
3
(38)
8
(46)
12
(54)
16
(60)
17
(62)
17
(62)
13
(56)
8
(47)
3
(37)
0
(32)
8
(46)
Average low °C (°F) −4
(24)
−4
(25)
−2
(29)
2
(36)
6
(43)
9
(49)
11
(51)
10
(50)
8
(46)
3
(38)
1
(33)
−2
(29)
3
(38)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 5.1
(2)
3.8
(1.5)
4.1
(1.6)
5.1
(2)
6.1
(2.4)
6.6
(2.6)
8.9
(3.5)
7.6
(3)
5.8
(2.3)
4.8
(1.9)
4.6
(1.8)
5.6
(2.2)
68
(26.8)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

Notable people

Notes

  1. ^ Liste der Oberbürgermeister in den kreisfreien Städten, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte". weiden.de (in German). Weiden in der Oberpfalz. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  4. ^ "Weiden, Germany Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.