Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen County


July 5, 2022

Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen (-German: Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen) is a county located at the southern end of the Middle Franconia Administrative Region, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany. The county was formed in 1972 by integrating Gunzenhausen county, Weissenburg county, Weissenburg city, which was formerly an independent city of the county, and several towns and villages located in the surrounding counties. The county has a population of about 95,000, an area of ​​about 970 km2, and consists of five administrative communities and 27 municipalities. The county is part of the West Middle Franconia Development Project and is part of the Nuremberg metropolitan area. It is an agricultural area south of Nuremberg, located between Franken, Swabia and the Alto Bavarian cultural sphere. The area where the current county is located has long been a convenient location for transportation. Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen County is the largest city and the county seat is Weissenburg in Bayern. A slightly smaller city is Gunzenhausen. Since 2010, the county has set the motto "Altmühl Franken-Solid South" to promote the region. The Altmürtal Natural Park and Frenkischez Zeeland are the drivers of the growing number of tourists to the region.



The county is close to the geographical center of Bavaria. Franken Located in the Midwestern part of the Midwest called Altmühl Franken. It is south of Nuremberg, northwest of Ingolstadt, north of Augsburg, and southeast of Ansbach. It borders Ansbach County to the northwest, Roth County (both Middle Franconia) to the northeast, Eichstätt (Upper Bavaria) to the southeast, and Donau-Ries (Swabian) to the southwest. It belongs to the Nuremberg metropolitan area. This metropolitan area is in direct contact with the Munich metropolitan area in the south of Hongu. It is also close to the Stuttgart metropolitan area on the southwest side. Northeast of Haardt (part of Weissenburg), 11 degrees east longitude and 49 degrees north latitude meet. Central European time is calculated to be 17 minutes 29 seconds ahead of the local time at the western end of the county and 15 minutes 12 seconds ahead of the local time. Gunzenhausen was the first in Bavaria to have a geodetic reference point for measuring latitude and longitude.


The county area consists of three natural areas. The southern part is the Franconian Alps (Franken Alps), part of which is the Weissenburger Alps, the Antauter Alps, the Monheimer Alps, and the forested highlands of Hahnenkamm. The central part is the Alpforant (Maeyama part of the Alps), and the northern part is Mitterfrenkiche Becken (Central Franken Basin). Especially in the southern half of the county, a variety of mountainous terrain is formed. This area is separated from the neighboring areas by the Frankenalp in the east and south and the Hahnenkamm in the west. The central part of the county is a basin that opens to the north and is characterized by hills and mountain ranges such as Fluklinger Berg and Trommetzheimer Berg. The Weissenburger Buft (Weissenburg basin) begins at Apsberger Tafelbergland, north of the Altmühl, between the Altmühl and the Schwebiche-Lezart. Franconian Jura is heading towards this basin